Nova Scotia Community College

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Addictions Community Outreach

Nova Scotia Community College

Field of Study:Community Health Services/Liaison/Counselling
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,540
International: $11,690
Careers:Community and Social Service Workers


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.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Undergraduate degree or diploma in a social science or health and human services field.

    * 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 June 08, 2022