Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Studies

Degree Type Graduate Certificate
Duration 6 months (part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GC012

Support recovery in your communities

Substance abuse is a common issue in today’s world. It continues to take a great toll on both individuals and society.

This is a flexible online certificate, ideally suited to professionals maintaining regular work commitments in Australia or overseas. It focuses on building advanced knowledge around drugs and alcohol, and the ways in which addiction can be treated. 

What will you do?

  • Study the biological mechanisms behind addiction.
  • Consider underlying genetic and social factors.
  • Explore current approaches to drug problems—from short-term treatments to long-term and community-based management.
  • Investigate future developments in drug treatments and the field at large.

 Where could it take you?

This certificate will be beneficial in a range of professions that interact with drug and alcohol addiction. These might include medical practitioners, nurses, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, educators, law enforcement officers, counsellors, and project and policy officers.

To hear from our Program Coordinator, Associate Professor Linda Gowing and and Graduate student, Jennifer King, watch the video.  

The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.

Last updated: Wednesday, 15 Jan 2020