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Drug and Alcohol Counseling - Level 2

ProTrain Online


Drug and Alcohol Counseling - Level 2 reflects the explosion of information regarding the understanding, identification, and treatment of addictive disorders. It examines the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, barbiturates, amphetamines, cocaine, opiates, opioids, and benzodiazepines, and hallucinogens, as well as chemicals -- such as aerosols, steroids, and over-the-counter analgesics. Additionally, the course investigates solid strategies for working with clients, the differences between abusers and addicts; drug effects on children, teenagers, and pregnant and nursing women; and children of alcoholics.

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 class is the second in a series and continues to prepare you to meet the qualifications as a substance abuse counselor.

Course Topics Include:

  • Who Treats Substance Abuse
  • The Cost of Chemical Abuse/Addiction in the U.S.
  • The Continuum of Chemical Use
  • Why Do People Abuse Chemicals
  • The Growth of New Addictions
  • The Medical Model of Addiction
  • Barbiturate-like Drugs
  • The Medical Use of Narcotic Analgesics
  • Abuse and Addiction to Inhalants and Aerosols
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Addiction and the Homeless
  • Evaluation of Substance Abuse Problems
  • Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment


Following Completion of this online Drug and Alcohol Counseling courses, students will have a well-round understanding of:

  • Substance Abuse
  • Commonly Abused Chemicals
  • Commonly Abused Chemicals
  • Commonly Abused Chemicals
  • The Many Faces of Substance Abuse
  • The Treatment of Addiction
  • Other Issues in Chemical Dependence


course quick facts
course code PRO2021
cost $1450.00
estimated time to
complete course
140 Hours
course materials
365 Days

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