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Addiction Studies

  • Course overview

    Addiction Studies course

    Completing this level 5 QQI Addiction course over 10 weeks is perhaps one of the best decisions you could make. This Addiction Studies course allows you to learn about the process of addiction and the consequences of how it affects families, communities and Irish society.

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

    On this Addiction course, you will be able to:

    • gain a knowledge of addiction, different drugs and their effects
    • become familiar with the process of addiction
    • become more effective in your personal and community responses to addiction
    • Become familiar with 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
    • Motivational Interviewing, its theoretical underpinnings, influence, and development
    • Develop an understanding of process addictions and treatment interventions and strategies

    This Addiction course leads to progression to working in various drug treatment and prevention agencies. .
    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

    Progression to working in an agency, degree in any humanities, social work or social sciences discipline. Many students will volunteer their services to addiction agencies in the voluntary, health or social care sectors.
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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

    Classroom course is € 950.00     
    Includes all tuition, registration, assessment and online notes.
    Applicants are required to pay a minimum deposit of €300 to secure a place on the programme. The balance of fees are due on or before programme commencement.

    See CMI Terms & Conditions for booking.


    How do I book

    Simply complete the online booking form  .

    Pay a 300 euro deposit online via Visa debit or Visa credit card

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

    Balance of payment is required before commencement of course.

    Online Bookings and payments are subject to CMI Terms & Conditions

Course timetable

  • Online

    • Start: Tuesday May 26th
    • End: July 2020
    • Assigments: 1 project
    • Duration: 10 weeks live online classes
    • 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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