Addiction Courses

  • Course overview

    Addiction courses

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    Addiction Course

    The Addiction course allows you to learn about the process of addiction and the consequences of how it affects families, communities and Irish society. it provides you with an understanding of the main theories of addiction and the models of treatment of addiction. You will learn about the causes as well as how theories inform treatment practice and social policies.

    Ideally suited to anyone interested in working with persons with addiction in the community, such as care workers, community workers, social workers, charity volunteers, agency workers, or indeed anyone, who wishes to work in this challenging area.

    This Community Addiction Studies minor award course is a QQI Level 5 Minor Award 5N1834 awarded by the Quality & Qualifications authority of Ireland. 

    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

    This Community Addiction course leads to progression to working in various drug treatment and prevention agencies. Many graduates will work in an addiction agency or in the voluntary, health or social care sectors. 

    Award body: QQI
    Collection of Work
    Assignment Case Study

    Award: Community Addiction Studies Level 5 Minor Award 5N1834 Further Education and Training
    Awarding Body: QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

    Progress to a Level 5 Major Award Youthwork 5M4732  
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  • Modules

    The Addiction Studies course is divided into the following areas:

    1. Drugs and their effects
    2. The impact of addiction on the family and the community.
    3. The services available in response to addiction
    4. Community responses
    5. The nature and practice of intervention
    6. The media presentation of addiction
    7. Application of Psychological Theory & Behavioural Interventions
    8. The participant's own personal learning 
  • Fees

    Online Live Classes

    Learn more about Online classes

    Online course is € 780.00
    Includes all tuition, registration, assessment and online notes.

    How do I book

    Simply complete the online booking form .

    Pay a minimum deposit of €300 to secure a place and the balance of fees are due before programme commencement.

    Balance of fee can be paid by clicking here 

    Your place on the course is confirmed within 2-3 days of receipt of online booking/payment.

    Online Bookings and payments are subject to CMI Terms & Conditions.

     Students must still pay a deposit of 300 euro to secure their place irrespective of whether they are being sponsored by an employer or other body. 

    Once payment is received in full for the course by the sponsor, the student will receive a 300euro deposit refund.

Course timetable

  • Online Live Classes

    • Start: Tuesday 8th February 2022
    • End: April 2022
    • Assigments: 1 project
    • Duration: 10 weeks live online classes each week . 1 night per week 6.30 - 9.30 pm
    • Level: 5
    • Places: Now Enrolling


Zara is a Senior Child Protection Social Worker who works directly with families, young people and children impacted by addiction. Zara qualified with a Masters of Social Work from Brunel University in 2013 and has since this time studied part-time earning diplomas in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child Self-Esteem and most recently a Level 8 Certificate in Crisis Pregnancy Counselling from Maynooth University. Zara lectures on Community Addiction Studies with CMI. 

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