Addictive Disorders

MHCC 1005

Course description

Substance use disorders and other addictive behaviours represent a set of mental health problems that will affect more than one in five people over their lifetimes. It is now increasingly recognized that addictive disorders range beyond problematic substance use to include behaviours such as gambling and internet use. In this course, students develop the essential competencies required to identify and respond to addictive behaviours, important not only because of their prevalence, but also because of the high rates at which they co-occur with other mental and physical health problems.



Course Hours



Post Graduate level MHCC 1000 Major Mental Disorders Minimum Grade of 60
and Post Graduate level MHCC 1001 Determinants of Health Minimum Grade of 60

Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.

For more information, please contact Continuing Education