Substance Abuse Management

How do different drugs affect the brain? What are the dangers of alcohol, methamphetamine, ecstasy, pain killers or heroin? Why might it be harder to stop using tobacco or marijuana? Explore drug abuse and it management

Six Months (online)

Workload: 3-4 hours/week

To Know about Course details and Commencement dates Text or WhatsApp the Course No and Your Email ID to 0091 979 00 88 002 or email us at /   

Eg;  008 SPACE to 09790088002

About the Course

This course provides an overview of the fundamental concepts in substance abuse. The contents of this course will help to introduce participants to terminologies used in substance abuse as well as their definitions. Participants will be provided with a comprehensive overview of the drugs of abuse that are most commonly used, in addition to an overview of common substance induced disorders.

It describes the problems associated with substance misuse (personal, public health, family, social, economic), explaining the transition from experimentation with drugs to  dependence, identifying substance misuse as a chronic medical illness. It lists strategies for controlling substance abuse and describes the different approaches to treatment as well as the different treatment settings for managing substance abuse
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About the Instructor
Team of Trainers from
Course Format
  • Self study with the help of course reference materials.
  • Each module will have its own activity and a pragmatic paper for better understanding. 
  • Vignettes will be provided for more hands on training
Course Objectives
  • Awareness about various Substance Abuse Practices
  • Updated knowledge on managing victims of substance abuse
  • Practical work knowledge about handling substance abuse clients
  • Exposure to various drugs used in abuse
Course Fee
Individual Participants from India (in Indian Rupee)
Group Participants from India
(minimum members in a group is three) (in Indian Rupee)
Individual Participants from Rest of the world (in United States Dollars)
Group Participants from Rest of the world (minimum members in a group is three) (in US Dollars)

Member of

US$ 460/-

Non – Members
(click here
to become a member)

Rs. 20,000/-
US$ 540/-
Important Dates
  • Participant Capacity is Limited to 10 per batch. Registration will close on completing 10 registrations
  • To Know about Course details and Commencement dates Text the Course No and Your Email ID to 0091 979 00 88 002 or email us at Eg; 008 SPACE to 0979 00 88 002
Learning Kit
  • Course Materials
  • Reference Documents
  • Cases / vignettes
  • Powerpoint Presentations
  • Recorded Video Lectures (as required)
Trainer’s Support
  • Home Based Activity at the end of each session for practical learning
  • Pragmatic Paper to assess understanding at the end of each session
  • Recorded Video Lectures (as required)
  • Case Illustrations
  • Additional Reference Documents (on request)
  • Sessions through Skype for discussion and clarification (on request)
  • Additional support through email / chat during the course period
Course Syllabus

Month 1:                                             Drug Use and Abuse (Cocaine, Amphetamines, Stimulants, Nicotine, Caffeine, Alcohol, Tobacco, Opiates, Marijuana, Hallucinogens etc)

Month 2:                                             Psychodynamics of Drug Dependence

Month 3:                                             Substance Abuse in Children

Month 4:                                             Various kinds of Drug Abuse

Month 5:                                             Cognitive therapy in treating Substance Abuse

Month 6:                                             Best available Therapeutic Practices (Art Therapy, Group Therapy, Drama Therapy etc)


Recommended Background
  • A passion to learn about mental health concepts and treatments
  • A Post Graduate Program in Psychology or allied subjects
  • Those who are doing their PG can also enroll
Suggested Readings
  • Reference list will be provided during the course period
Course Plan
  • Six Months
  • Course Materials
  • Powerpoint Presentation
  • Cases and Activities to understand better
  • Discussion through Skype (as required)
  • Pragmatic Assessments to make learning easier
Learning Outcome
  • Will enhance the knowledge required to work at Mental Health settings
Further Learning
  • Continuing Professional Development on Core Areas Required
Technical Requirements
  • A computer or a laptop with Microsoft Office with mike and headphone facility
  • A good internet connection
  • Having web cam is an added advantage
Statement of Accomplishment
  1. On completion, the participant will be certified by
Contact to register

Contact your student advisor at for more details on registration, availability of seat, payment of fee, etc.

Course FAQ's

1. Will I get a certificate after completing this class?

Yes. Participants who successfully complete the class will receive a registered certificate from

2. What resources will I need for this class?

All resources are available with the course.

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