This course is no longer active but may be in the future so contact the course provider for more details.

Provider: Communications & Management Institute

Address: Office 1: Unit 14A, Cashel Business Centre, Cashel Rd, Dublin 12 Office 2: Regus House, Harcourt rd, Dublin 2

Web: http://www.cmi-ireland.com

Contact: Jane Igoe

Title: Admissions & Student Affairs Executive

Email: info@cmi-ireland.com

Telephone: 01 492 7070

Category B : Certificate (NFQ 5 level) courses

You will gain a thorough understanding of drug misuse and its effects on Irish society. You will acquire  critical awareness of the causes of addiction; models of treatment of addiction; and learn to identify patterns of drug abuse by examining historical trends in Irish society.

This course helps to identify strategies appropriate to the various stages of the addiction process. Analysis of community and local level responses, and of media representation of addiction and how it affects attitudes in society will help you develop a broader view of this complex area.


1. Drugs and their effects
2.The impact of addiction on the family and the community.
3.The services available in response to addiction
4.Community responses
5.The nature and practice of intervention
6.The media presentation of addiction
7 Application of psychological theory & behavioural interventions
8.The participant's own personal learning

Target Group

This course is relevant to anyone interested in working with persons with different types of addiction. Ideally suited for care workers, community workers, social workers, charity volunteers, agency workers, or indeed anyone, who wishes to work in this challenging area.

Entry Requirement


Selection Procedure

For more information see the course website - http://cmi-ireland.com/addiction-studies-courses

Community Addiction Studies Level 5 Minor Award 5N1834 Further Education and Training
Course work consists of practical home assignments and a project. Practical guidance will be offered throughout the course by experienced lecturers. Participants will maintain a personal log/journal of their personal learning experiences during the course.
Awarding Body: QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

See course website.

Dates / Availability
Monday 9th October 2017, 18:30- 21:30 for ten weeks.
Course fees are payable before commencement. Submit your details to 'Book a course' on the CMI's website by the deadline date.