Course information


Provider: CMI: Communications & Management Institute

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


Contact: Graham Moore

Title: Admissions


Telephone: 01 492 7070

Category F : Distance learning or online courses

Learning about Addiction and working in Addiction is both personally and professionally enriching and life changing for many. When we confront what is addiction for us personally we begin to see clearly what it is.  Learning about the various types of addiction and their effects, makes us draw on our own experiences. We learn to identify patterns of addiction.

This Addiction course allows you to learn about the process of addiction and the consequences of how it affects families, communities and Irish society.  Confronting Addiction allows us to see how prevalent it is in our community.

The main theories of addiction and the models of treatment of addiction are explored. Knowing what causes addiction as well as how theories inform treatment practice and social policies will greatly help your understanding. 


On completion you will be able to:

  • gain a knowledge of addiction, different drugs and their effects and the process of addiction
  • become more effective in your personal and community responses to addiction
  • understand the main divisions of psychoactive substances, their common effects and the distinctions between drug use, misuse, and drug dependence
  • know the effects of both legal and non-legal drugs on the brain and central nervous system
  • develop an understanding of process addictions and treatment interventions and strategies
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 -

Community Addiction Studies Level 5 Minor QQI Award 5N1834
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, level 5

See course website.

Dates / Availability
Tues 4 October 2022 - 10 weeks, one evening per week 18.30-21.30.
Live online classes
Course fees are payable before commencement. Submit your details to 'Book a course' on the CMI's website by the deadline date.