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Understanding Addiction

Building skills to better help the communities you serve

Understanding Addiction is a unique online training program for those who work directly or indirectly with people who face challenges with addiction. This course was developed to improve access to services by helping a wide range of employees and volunteers build the knowledge, self-awareness and skills to better support and provide services to people living with an addiction. By the end of the course, participants will:

The course is delivered through eight interactive online lessons. Each 60 to 90 minute lesson features opportunities for personal reflection, downloadable resources for in-person learning, and an open forum for discussion. Participants have three months to work through the lessons at their convenience and can start the training at any point during the three months. Understanding Addiction is available in three sessions throughout the year opening each January, May and September. Course registration is $100 per person. To register visit Learn more:

Community Action Initiative Funding provided by the Community Action Initiative

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