Community Addiction Studies Course
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Aim of Programme
The purpose of the Community Addiction Studies Course is to enable people to:
- Learn about drugs and their effects
- Develop an understanding of addiction
- Explore how addiction impacts individuals and families
- Examine their own attitudes
- Become more effective in their personal responses
- Develop the skills and knowledge to become more effective in responding to drug misuse in their own communities
Duration: September/October 2022 – March 2023 (one 3-hour session each week). This part-time programme is delivered one evening each week (6:30/9:30) over 20 weeks. Prospective learners must be available to engage in learning and study for the dates and times indicated.
Learner/Student Profile: Those living and or working in the community who would like to be more effective when it comes to responding to drug/alcohol issues. Applicants should have one module at Level 4 on the National Framework of Qualifications and/or relevant work/volunteering experience.
Application / Selection Procedure: Applicants are required to complete an application form. Learners are selected based on written application and interview. Shortlisting may apply.
Certification: Urrús is registered with QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland). On successful completion of the programme learners will receive a component certificate in Community Addiction Studies (5N1834) QQI Award (Minor) Level 5 – Further Education and Training. NFQ Credit Value -15 Credits.
Number of Learner/Students: 20 per course.
Course Structure: Introduction
Drug use, misuse and abuse
Drugs as participants encounter them, signs and symptoms
Drugs used in participant’s community and their effects
Pharmaceutical information on drugs
The process of addiction
Families and the effects of addiction on families
Interventions at a one to one level
Intervention and listening skills, role play
Referral and treatment programmes
Community responses to problem drug use