Addiction and Mental Health – Dual Diagnosis

Addiction and Mental Health – Dual Diagnosis

252 STUDENTS ENROLLED

Course Overview:

Addiction exerts a powerful and lasting influence on the brain that lead to numerous mental health issues. People who are addicted to drugs are mostly found diagnosed with different mental disorders like paranoia, depression, anxiety, aggression, hallucinations, etc.

This Dual Diagnosis Course includes the modern evidence-based, best practices in the alcohol, drugs and mental health to improve the care provided to the patients with substance use disorders.

You will learn tried and trusted techniques to assess the patients for substance use disorder risk, diagnose patients to determine the severity of their use, design treatment plans, and refer out to the most suitable treatment services.

This course is led by a dual diagnosis consultant who will explain the right ways to assist people struggling with both substance abuse and mental health issues, as well as help develop advanced psychotherapeutic skills and cultivate diverse interests that provide meaning to their life.

Highlights of The Addiction and Mental Health – Dual Diagnosis

  • Understand how chronic use of drugs can lead to both short- and long-term changes in the brain
  • Find a list of effective treatments designed to guide people through the complex process of quitting drugs or alcohol
  • Provide kind, compassionate and result-based care to a large community of patients living with drug addiction
  • Learn to cope with uncomfortable feelings and undo the irrational thoughts that keep you addicted
  • Discover the key concepts and frameworks in the field of addictions and mental health services
  • Get familiar with different types of drugs and other substances, their effects, including different approaches to treatment
  • Understand the cycle of addiction, including harm associated with alcohol, tobacco, cannabis & stimulants, inhalants, drink & drug driving
  • Recognise the strong connection between substance abuse and mental health
  • Learn about pharmacotherapies, orthomolecular science, neuroplasticity, neurotransmitters and functional medicine
  • Identify the underlying issues that drive addictions including grief cycle, depression, sadness & anger
  • Cultivate an addiction-free, healthier, happier lifestyles with the help of addiction counselling

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials

Who is This Addiction and Mental Health – Dual Diagnosis Course for?

This Addiction and Mental Health – Dual Diagnosis Course is an in-depth mental health training programme, ideal for those who are struggling with alcohol or drug abuse for a long time. It is also perfect for healthcare professionals, advanced practitioners and those who would want to help their patients or loved one quit substance use or addiction. There are no learning requirements or formal degrees necessary to begin this course, and it can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis.

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognized professional qualification and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Career Path

Upon successful completion, learners will increase their knowledge of substance use, addiction, and mental health-related issues, and receive a career-boosting qualification to launch their new career as dual diagnosis consultants. The learners will be able to work with individuals who are facing mental illness, including addiction issues more confidently, in a professional manner.

Course Curriculum

Promotional Video
Promotional 5 minute video 00:06:00
SAMHI Dual Diagnosis Intro video
SAMHI Dual Diagnosis Intro video and downloadable worksheet PowerPoint slides 00:04:00
Module 1 - Drugs and Effects
Module 1 – Drugs and Effects: VIDEO PART 1 (content part 1 – 4) 00:16:00
Module 1 – Drugs and Effects: VIDEO PART 2 (content part 5 – 6) 00:19:00
Module 1 – Drugs and Effects: VIDEO PART 3 (content part 7 – 8) 00:20:00
Module 1 – Drugs and Effects: VIDEO PART 4 (content part 9) 00:15:00
Module 1 – Drugs and Effects: VIDEO PART 5 (content part 10) 00:10:00
Module 1 – Drugs and Effects: VIDEO PART 6 (content 10 – 12) 00:18:00
Module 1 – Drugs and Effects: VIDEO PART 7 (content part 13) 00:13:00
Module 1 – Drugs and Effects: VIDEO PART 8 (content part 14) 00:20:00
Module 1 – Drugs and Effects: VIDEO PART 9 (content part 14) 00:20:00
Module 1 – Drugs and Effects: VIDEO PART 10 (content part 15 – 18) 00:19:00
Module 2 - Addictions & Mental Health
Module 2 Addictions & Mental Health: VIDEO PART 1 content part 1 – 2 00:16:00
Module 2 Addictions & Mental Health: VIDEO PART 2 content part 3 – 5 00:18:00
Module 2 Addictions & Mental Health: VIDEO PART 3 content part 6 – 7 00:13:00
Module 2 Addictions & Mental Health: VIDEO PART 4 content part 00:17:00
Module 2 Addictions & Mental Health: VIDEO PART 5 content part 00:18:00
Module 2 Addictions & Mental Health: VIDEO PART 6 content part 00:20:00
Module 2 Addictions & Mental Health: VIDEO PART 7 content part 00:14:00
Module 2 Addictions & Mental Health: VIDEO PART 8 content part 00:12:00
Module 2 Addictions & Mental Health: VIDEO PART 9 content part 00:20:00
Module 2 Addictions & Mental Health: VIDEO PART 10 content part 00:13:00
Module 3 - Harm Minimisation & Optimal Health
Module 3 Harm Minimisation & Optimal Health VIDEO PART 1 content part 00:23:00
Module 3 Harm Minimisation & Optimal Health VIDEO PART 2 content part 00:17:00
Module 3 Harm Minimisation & Optimal Health VIDEO PART 3 content part 00:09:00
Module 3 Harm Minimisation & Optimal Health VIDEO PART 4 content part 00:18:00
Module 3 Harm Minimisation & Optimal Health VIDEO PART 5 content part 00:17:00
Module 3 Harm Minimisation & Optimal Health VIDEO PART 1 content part 6 00:11:00
Module 3 Harm Minimisation & Optimal Health VIDEO PART 7 content part 7 00:12:00
Module 4 - Brain Works - Neurophysiology
Module 4 Brain Works – Neurophysiology 00:17:00
Module 4 Brain Works – Neurophysiology VIDEO PART 1 content part 00:10:00
Module 4 Brain Works – Neurophysiology VIDEO PART 2 content part 00:17:00
Module 4 Brain Works – Neurophysiology VIDEO PART 3 content part 00:19:00
Module 4 Brain Works – Neurophysiology VIDEO PART 4 content part 00:16:00
Module 4 Brain Works – Neurophysiology VIDEO PART 5 content part 00:11:00
Module 5 - Trauma Model & Keys to Treatment
Module 5 Trauma Model & Keys to Treatment VIDEO PART 1 content part 1 – 2a – 2f 00:20:00
Module 5 Trauma Model & Keys to Treatment VIDEO PART 2 content part 2g 00:15:00
Module 5 Trauma Model & Keys to Treatment VIDEO PART 3 content part 2h – 2i 00:15:00
Module 5 Trauma Model & Keys to Treatment VIDEO PART 4 content part 3 00:13:00
Module 5 Trauma Model & Keys to Treatment VIDEO PART 5 content part 4 00:12:00
Module 5 Trauma Model & Keys to Treatment VIDEO PART 6 content part 5 – 7 00:18:00
Module 5 Trauma Model & Keys to Treatment VIDEO PART 7 content part 8 00:17:00
Module 5 Trauma Model & Keys to Treatment VIDEO PART 7 content partVIDEO PART 8 00:16:00
Module 5 Trauma Model & Keys to Treatment VIDEO PART 9 content part 11 00:16:00
Module 5 Trauma Model & Keys to Treatment VIDEO PART 10 content part 12 00:19:00
Module 6 - Brief & Early Intervention and Tripod of Support
Module 6 Brief & Early Intervention and Tripod of Support VIDEO 1 content part 1 00:18:00
Module 6 Brief & Early Intervention and Tripod of Support VIDEO 2 content part 2 00:20:00
Resources – Addiction & Mental Health (Dual Diagnosis) Integrative 12hrs
Resources – Addiction & Mental Health (Dual Diagnosis) Integrative 12hrs 00:00:00

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