Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling


College, Trades, or University Program

These programs prepare students to help prevent substance abuse, counsel individuals and families with drug and alcohol problems, and perform intervention and therapeutic services for persons suffering from addiction. They include courses in individual and group counselling skills, psychology of addiction, sociology, crisis intervention, substance abuse identification methodologies, substance abuse treatment modalities, substance abuse prevention and treatment resources, pharmacology and behavioural aspects of abused substances, treatment evaluation, patient observation and education, group dynamics, professional standards and ethics, and applicable laws and regulations.

Institutions providing this program


  • Mental Health - Advanced Certificate
  • Mental Health And Addictions - Graduate Certificate
  • Nova Scotia Community College
  • Various, NS
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  • Addictions Community Outreach - Advanced Diploma

Occupations related to this program

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