The first is offered by Houghton House in Johannesburg which offers courses in modules. Each module takes a few months of Monday evenings aand the trainers are internationally certified in teaching addiction counselling. After completeing a module, credits are earned and after all of the modules are completed, along with practical hours completed, students become qualified as addiction counsellors. Contact Alex Hamlyn for more information on their courses.
The other addiction couselling course/s is offered by Kenilworth Clinic in Cape Town. For more information contact Kenilworth Clinic.
There is another option which is very worthwhile, and that is to become an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (Acudetox). Acudetox is by far the best addiction detoxification method in the world. It was developed by NADA in the USA. There are over 1500 addiction treatment centres worldwide that use Acudetox now, with over 25000 trained specialists as well. Acudetox should be used alongside addiction counselling and enables counselling to become more successful. For more information see www.acudetox.co.za