Understanding Addiction:

Causes, Effects, Recovery

Duration: 1 Day

Times: 9.30 am - 4.15 pm

DANOS Units: AA1, HSC233, AB2, HSC335, HSC395, AD1, AD4

Course Overview

This one day course draws upon the most up to date research to explore the complex issue of addiction. The course examines the physiological, psychological, emotional and societal factors linked to the development of drug and alcohol dependency and other types of compulsive behaviours.

The course is suitable for all staff who require a better understanding of the addictive process and how they may be better able to assist their clients who are experiencing addiction.

Learning Objectives

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a course information booklet, drugs education resources, a DANOS linked Certificate of Attendance and free subscription to the 'Drugs Now' e-zine.

Course Duration

The length of the course is usually 9.30 am to 4.15 pm but for those booking the course for inhouse staff training the timings can be adapted to suit your particular needs and requirements.

The 'Understanding Addiction' course helps delegates develop their knowledge and competence in the following DANOS units: AA1, HSC233, AB2, HSC335, HSC395, AD1, AD4

Programme Outline

9.30am - 4.15pm


What is addiction?

How substance use can lead to addiction

Risk factors for addiction



Stages of the addictive process

Understanding relapse

Options for recovery from addictions
Hooked: Understanding Addiction