A65 - COMMUNITY ADDICTION COURSE

Provider: Croi Nua Counselling and Psychotherapy

Address: The Orchard, Banshane, Midleton, Co. Cork

Web: http://eastcorkcounselling.com/

Contact: Pat Coughlan

Title: Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Career and Life Coach

Email: pcoughlan7@eircom.net

Telephone: 087 286 8590

Category A : Basic level courses
Objectives

The purpose of this course is to enable people to:
• Learn about drugs and their effects.
• Develop an understanding of addiction
• Examine their own attitudes.
• Become more effective in their personal responses.
• Explore the effects of drug misuse on the family.
• Develop the skills and knowledge to become more effective in responding to drug misuse in their own communities.

Content

• Introduction
• Drug use, misuse and abuse
• Drugs as participants encounter them. Signs and symptoms
• Drugs used in particular communities and their effects.
• Attitudes
• Pharmaceutical information on drugs
• The process of addiction
• The effects of addiction on families
• Interventions at one to one level
• Intervention and listening skills role play.
• Referral and treatment programmes

Target Group

Community members who feel they would like to be more effective when it comes to drug/alcohol issues.

Entry Requirement

There are no educational requirements to be part of this course, only a willingness to learn.

Qualification
n.a.
Assessment
n.a.
Accreditation
n.a.
Background

See website

Dates / Availability
Contact Croi Nua for future dates.
Location
Midelton, Cork
Region
Munster
Application
Contact Pat Coughlan.
Cost
€320. Light lunch provided.