Advanced Certificate in Drug and Addiction Support

Start a career in addiction support with the online Advanced Certificate in Drug and Addiction Support course. Learn how substance abuse affects behavior and how to support addicts with best practices.
Course Provider
(RTO 22557)
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Study 100% Online

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Self-Paced Learning

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Upfront Payment or a Flexible Payment Plan starting from $25 per week.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
200 hours of study time. You have lifetime access to this course.
Study this course 100% online from the comfort of your own home, anywhere in Australia.
Career Outcomes
  • Counselling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Health professions
  • Caring roles
  • Teaching
  • Research
Course Modules
  1. Introduction – Scope and nature of drugs; legal and illegal
  2. Effects of drugs on the individual and society
  3. Legally restricted drugs: Stimulants and narcotics
  4. Legally restricted drugs: Hallucinogens and marijuana
  5. Legal drugs: Alcohol
  6. Prescription and over-the-counter drugs
  7. Sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs
  8. Prescription drugs for schizophrenia and affective disorders
  9. Treatment and preventative education
  10. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy l – Freud, Erikson, Jung
  11. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy ll – Adler
  12. Humanistic/Existential approaches I – Gestalt Therapy; Fritz Perls
  13. Rational behavioural therapy – Albert Ellis
  14. Cognitive behavioural therapy – Aaron Beck
  15. Behavioural therapy
  16. Solution-focused counselling
Course Fees Include
  • All the required study materials and course notes.
  • A tutor who will service all of your course and career questions and guidance needs.
  • A certificate officially recognising your successful completion of the course.
Pursue A Meaningful Career Helping People With Complex Drug Addiction Issues

The Advanced Certificate in Drug and Addiction Support gives you comprehensive, thorough understanding on how substance abuse affects our behaviour and society, major theories, and best practices in supporting the addict.

You will also learn how to work effectively with clients suffering from complex addiction issues. Upon completion of all the course modules, you can confidently build a meaningful and impactful career in which you help people access essential services (counselling, healthcare, education etc.) to recover from drug addiction.

Is COURSES4ME accredited?

Yes. All of their courses are endorsed by the IARC ( and accredited by ICOES ( ICOES has an independent board of management that ensures that the Foundation operates in accordance with its purpose. It has an Advisory Board consisting of independent professors who developed and implemented the Accreditation Standards, a quality charter that is used for the annual review of prospective and existing accredited course providers.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider


Courses4me is one of Australia’s newest online education providers. They endeavour to provide their students with engaging content to encourage them along their career path. All of their courses are provided 100% online and are created by industry experts. Courses4Me caters to the upskiller, the side hustler, the returning to-work mums and dads, and those who just have a passion for learning. Courses4Me offers versatile online courses across fields like animal welfare, youth work, business, and psychology, designed by industry experts for upskillers, career changers, and lifelong learners, ensuring flexibility and comprehensive support.
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