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Understanding Addictions Diploma

Understanding Addictions Diploma
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This course is available in Paper format and Online.


Interested in helping addicts? Keen to learn about counselling? Then this would be an excellent course for you. It covers everything from an exploration of addiction to understanding the different types of addiction like drink, drugs, gambling shopping and sex. It also covers diagnosis medication and legislation. This course will be particularly valuable to anyone working in, or planning to work in, addiction counselling.


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Understanding Addictions Diploma

Course code: MNH07

Delivery method: Paper Based or Online

Course duration: 12 Months

Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

Award achieved: UK Distance Learning and Publishing Diploma

Awarding body: UK Distance Learning and Publishing

This is an excellent course if you are considering a career as an Addiction Counsellor.

Addiction affects hundreds and thousands of people and there is a national shortage of trained therapists to assist them.

This course will give you an understanding of addiction. On completion, our Counselling and Psychotherapy or CBT course would be a great follow-on.


  • Understand all about addiction
  • Offers a flexible alternative to face-to-face training courses


  • What is an Addiction?
  • Drug Addiction
  • Drug Classifications
  • Alternative Names
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Effect of Drinking
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Shopping Addiction
  • Sex Addiction
  • Causes of Addiction
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Treatment: Medications
  • Legislation
  • Associated Conditions
  • Working as an Addiction Therapist
  • Therapist’s Toolbox
  • Useful Tools
  • Resources
  • Glossary
  • Useful Contacts
  • Addiction
  • References

Qualification Information

UK Distance Learning and Publishing Diploma.

Method of Study

Paper Based Version

The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.

You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.

Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.


Online Version

Our online courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.

As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.

All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.

Method of Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

Course Length Information

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

Tutor Support

You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.