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There are millions of individuals worldwide who are addicted in one way or another. Nicotine, alcohol,
drugs, gambling is among the most common forms of addiction. Addiction causes problems to individuals,
families, and society and these problems are increasing all the time.

There are millions of individuals worldwide who are addicted in one way or another. Nicotine, alcohol,
drugs, gambling are among the most common forms of addiction. Addiction causes problems to
individuals, families, and society and these problems are increasing all the time.

Addiction and its causes are not that easy to eliminate. How do you break the behavioural and
psychological cycle of addictive behaviours? Each person's addiction is individual and there are always
various contributory factors that are present, that perpetuate and precipitate the addictive behaviours.
The most appropriate approach is to recognise those factors and address them on an individual basis,
and this is where addiction counselling proves to be one of the most effective treatment alternatives.

Addiction is complex. It is often thought of as a disease that damages the addict physically and mentally.
It can also be thought of as having emotional, interpersonal, social or spiritual aspects, and so these
factors too must be addressed to support recovery. Counselling is the most effective approach that may
help an individual.

In recent years the demand for addiction counsellors has increased dramatically, and addiction
counselling / psychological counselling has become a very promising career option. Many rehabilitation
centres, clinics, community centres and schools have begun recruiting addiction counsellors or trainers.

Today there are many accredited Addiction Training Institutes that are offering addiction counselling
courses and providing training.. By enrolling in such institutes you will learn a range of appropriate
methods for engaging, communicating and supporting the addicted individual effectively. Additionally, the
courses may cover other areas such as service provision, drug and alcohol policy, and social cultural
perspectives.

Addiction counselling is definitely a career that can offer numerous benefits. When choosing the institute
or counselling course, keep in mind the following points:

Does the course have a skills approach as well as a theoretical approach?
Does the course provide a multi-disciplinary approach to theory?
Does the course provide opportunities for hands-on learning?

Working in the area of addiction is extremely challenging, but it has its many rewards. Beyond being
engaged in a profession that makes a difference to individual lives, the job prospect of addiction
counselling is bright. It is an expanding area. Having a specialisation in addiction will place you at the
forefront in the area of mental health counselling. Many medical and health care experts expect the need
for addiction counseling to outpace all other areas of mental health.


In present scenario the demand of professional addiction counsellers is increasing day by day. If you too
want to make a career in addiction counselling then join ATI, a leading institute for Psychotherapy
Training Ireland , offers bachelor’s degree in addiction counselling and psychotherapy. For more
information, browse Psychology.ie.

				
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