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Psychology: Alcohol & Drug Addictions

By a Motivational Psychologist with MPhil, Dip | CPD Accredited Course | Lifetime Access

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4 hours
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No formal qualification
3 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of completion - Free
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Human behaviours related to Alcohol & Drug Addictions have been covered from a psychological perspective by an expert motivational psychologist in this course. This will help understand biological, psychological, and socio-environmental advances in drug use, diagnosis & symptoms, overdose, and effective prevention to support an individual confidently and effectively.

This course is on what psychologists do with addiction, focusing on facilitating the transfer of knowledge and skills from home to your workplace has been developed by a well-known motivational psychologist, online counselling teacher, certified life coach, and passionate about sharing psychology, psychotherapy to your help each other mission, and enjoy this life from any background in any sector.

You’ll gain an in-depth practical insight into the psychology of addictive behaviour, support others through work, or shine your first step towards a professional carrier as an alcohol enthusiast supporter or psychologist. Applying this knowledge to your current part, in any case, from anywhere in the world.

In this course, you'll explore an exciting bit of information related to the psychology of addictions. Whether they are related to alcohol or drug misuse or relationships. You’ll understand the signs and symptoms of addiction, make the diagnosis for addiction, and knows what kind of drugs people take. You’ll also understand detoxification treatment, withdrawal symptoms, and what to do if you witness an overdose.

This online course practical knowledge offers 3 CPD points and has expanded to you’ll with a certificate to course accomplishment and brush up on your CV / Resume! That'll help you to progress in your career. You can also use these skills at home with your family and friends and for yourself.

You can start with any level of skill set and will reach the next level at the end of this course.

What you will learn

  • Have an ability to explain human behaviour related to 'addictions'
  • Understand what 'drug' and 'alcohol' symptomatology and treatments are
  • Use the knowledge from the course in your current work, study, career
  • Add the course accomplishment to your CV / Resume!

Why Choose this course?

  • Accredited by CPD
  • Conducted by industry experts
  • Get Instant E-certificate
  • Fully online, interactive course with Professional voice-over
  • Developed by qualified professionals
  • Self-paced learning and laptop, tablet, smartphone friendly
  • Tutor Support

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  • Free PDF Certificate
  • Lifetime Course Access


3 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Group

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Course Introduction

The introductory module covers your teacher and an overview of the course. Human behaviour, includes a variety of topics, including the use of drugs and alcohol, addictive habits, misuse, and addiction.

Introduction to 'Psychology of Addictions'

Module two demonstrates addiction and its different nature. Genetics, whether it plays a role in addiction. Environmental factors that contribute to addictions.

Alcohol-related Addictions

This module will guide to some essential in-depth knowledge about the symptomatology of alcohol addiction (and ‘Withdrawal’), diagnosis of alcohol use disorder (AUD), psychological effects, mental health issues expands to available treatments (Pharmacology), psychological treatments (therapy, counseling, CBT, REBT), steps to recovery.

Drug-Related Addictions

Module four will familiarise you with the drugs people take in parts 1 and 2. Amphetamines, antidepressants, opioids, cocaine, cannabis, and heroin. You’ll also understand drug addiction symptomatology, diagnostic criteria for drug-related addiction, and drug abuse's psychological and physiological effects. Mental health & drug addictions, withdrawal symptoms, what to do: overdose, available treatments, and steps to recovery.


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Who is this course for?

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. Anyone from any background working or who wants to work in a setting supporting those affected by addictions can explore this Psychology: Alcohol & Drug Addictions course. Interested in the human mind and behaviour. Curious to understand the psychology of 'addictions.' Students of psychology, counseling, psychotherapy, and professionals. Working in caring or mental health settings can join here.


  • Having an interest (or previous experience) related to 'addictions' and 'psychology'

  • Eagerness to learn new topics in psychology, counselling, psychotherapy

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