Nova Scotia Community College

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Addictions Community Outreach

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Program Information

School:Nova Scotia Community College
Field of Study:Community Health Services/Liaison/Counselling
Description:Addictions support professionals help individuals, families and groups affected by harmful involvement with alcohol, drugs, gambling and other addictive behaviours. Working as part of a client-centred team with other professionals they design and implement strategies for dealing with addictions.

In this program, you learn about the continuum of services offered in this field. Topics covered range from health promotion to prevention strategies. This includes learning about the physical, emotional and social effects of alcohol, drugs, gambling, and other high risk behaviours. You become knowledgeable about addictions assessment, crisis intervention and creative helping strategies. You also cultivate diversity and innovation in your problem-solving skills.
URL:Addictions Community Outreach at Nova Scotia Community College
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,522
Careers:Addiction Counsellors

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    A post-secondary degree in social science (such as Psychology or Sociology) or nursing, or a 2-year Practical Nursing Diploma, or equivalent.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 13, 2018