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Drug and Alcohol Counseling - Level 1

ProTrain Online


Have you ever thought about a career in addiction counseling? Do you feel passionate about helping people reclaim lives that have been deteriorated by drugs or alcohol? Addiction counseling professionals treat individuals who are in need of substance abuse counseling as well as offer peace of mind to the families of persons who are in need of drug addiction counseling. This drug and alcohol distance learning course will effectively teach you basic drug and alcohol abuse counseling techniques. Our distance learning methods are proven and can provide you with a thorough introduction to the many facets of addiction counseling.

People who struggle with addictions rely on the help of professionals trained in drug addiction counseling to help them get through their difficult time. With our distance learning course, you can learn drug and alcohol abuse counseling techniques that could teach you how to help people identify and manage their addictions. If you are looking for a meaningful career in substance abuse counseling, this course can help you get started.

Course Topics Include:

  • Detecting Addiction
  • Taking the First Steps
  • Examining Treatment Approaches
  • Life in Recovery
  • Counseling: The Initial Hours
  • Counseling and Treatment
  • The AA 12 Step
  • Dual Diagnosis and Family Therapy
  • The Clinical Staff and Being a Good Counselor


Our comprehensive career training provides in-depth addiction counseling education on some of the following key topics:

  • Introduction to substance abuse counseling
  • The foundations of human behavior
  • Counseling tasks and competencies
  • Dependence and drug addiction counseling
  • Alcohol and its effects
  • Drugs and behavior
  • Working in the substance abuse counseling field
  • Individual and group treatment Family therapy
  • Relapse prevention strategies


course quick facts
course code PRO2020
cost $1450.00
estimated time to
complete course
260 Hours
course materials
365 Months

Rita DeShields, M.A., CADAC, N.D.