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  • SACSSP: 6.5 CPD points

  • Course Manual, Certificate of attendance

  • 2 days (09:00-12:30)

  • R2999

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Peter Schultz
Peter SchultzSocial Worker in Private Practice, Specialising in Addictions

Have you ever wondered about substance abuse and other addictions; why some people are affected and others not, why addicted people have difficulty stopping their behaviour, where to go for help and how to intervene or support the addicted persons and/or their families?

The addictions course aims to challenge pre-conceived perceptions on addiction and acknowledges the devastating effects it has on those living with it. 

The purpose of the course is to equip qualified practitioners (social workers, psychologists & counsellors) with information and knowledge on how to assist the person struggling with addiction and play a supporting role in aiding the family members living with addiction.

Course Outline

The workshop provides one day of theory and one day discussing the practical application of the material. (PRESENTED ONLINE VIA MICROSOFT TEAMS)


  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Process of addiction
  • Relapse and recovery
  • Impact on the school
  • Impact on the workplace
  • Drug testing
  • Co-morbidity


(Case studies will be pre-provided and must be completed and returned before the workshop)



  • The first session
  • Assessment
  • Referral
  • Detox
  • Committals
  • Treatment/counselling
  • Relapse
  • The defensive client

The Humanitas Addictions course provides a platform in which I would be able to share my experiences and insights, and train others interested in working in this field. Based on my 40+ years of experience in this field, I will be the first to acknowledge that I, as well as all professionals and lay-people are in an ongoing development stage obtaining new insights and skills as we engage in addictions. There are no easy solutions or simple answers – only commitment, hard work, patience and understanding where different role-players, both  individually and together, contribute to intervening.