Understanding Substance Misuse - USM16



  • Course Fee: €229.00 which includes all registration fees.
  • Course Format: Distance Learning Resource of 10 lessons.
  • Duration: Students have up to 9 months to complete this course which is ample time and can start it at anytime of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.
  • Enrol now to secure your place!


“These Counselling Resources are designed to meet two requirements. Firstly, the need to provide an overview of a particular counselling topic as a prelude, perhaps, to possibly undertaking a full-time resource of study on that topic.

Secondly, these resources are designed to assist and enhance the knowledge of existing qualified counsellors on a particular topic.”


Course Description

This detailed Understanding Substance Misuse course provides students with knowledge and understanding that can be used by those who either personally, voluntary or professionally have a special interest in this field.  It will be of particular benefit to those engaged in counselling in this area.

It is, therefore, used as an excellent resource by those who work directly and regularly with people with alcohol or drugs misuse problems.  It will also be of benefit for anyone considering a career in this area.


Course Syllabus

Lesson 1: Alcohol

Lesson 2: Cannabis – a quick guide

Lesson 3: Amphetamines – quick reference

Lesson 4: LSD – a quick reference guide

Lesson 5: Heroin – quick reference

Lesson 6: Solvents – a quick reference guide

Lesson 7: Tranquillisers and Sleeping Pills

Lesson 8: Anabolic Steroids

Lesson 9: The Signs and Symptoms of Substance Misuse – things you need to look for

Lesson 10: Managing Drug Related Incidents.



Upon completion of this course you may take a final online examination. Full details of this examination are automatically sent to you at the end of the course. The examination costs €65 and is taken at home at your convenience.  If you receive 70% or more in this examination you will receive an ITEC – Irish Training and Educational Centre Resource Certificate.


Contact Us

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Irish Training & Educational Centre,

Unit 9,

Leopardstown Business Centre,
Ballyogan Road,
Dublin 18.
Our Loc8 Code is: NM3-08-S03 »(Click here to view this Loc8 Code.)

Tel: 01 2061832

Email Address:
[email protected]