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There has been a long standing shortage of well trained professionals in the substance misuse field. Action on Addiction is leading the way in tackling this problem, providing top quality training and education courses that set a benchmark
John, Employer

The Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies

We are based in Warminster, Wiltshire
but you can study from anywhere!

At Action on Addiction, we have established an international reputation for our high quality Addictions Counselling courses.

We provide a flexible and supportive approach to professional education, combining traditional teaching and assessment with work-based learning.  We aim to play a key role in improving the qualifications within the addictions field.

The Centre is also available for hire for conference bookings and as a meeting space.  Please contact 01985 843780.

Full-Time Addictions Counselling Foundation Degree (FDSc)

The full-time Foundation Degree, accredited by University of Bath, arms students with the skills to become well-trained Counsellors working in the addictions treatment field.  This programme is designed for newcomers to the field.

Continuing Professional Development 

We also run short term courses, between 2 and 5 days in duration, on a number of key topics within the field of Addictions Counselling.  These can be applied for online following the link above.

For further information on any of our training, please call 01985 843780 or email

Action on Addiction is a company limited by guarantee registered in England | Company Number 05947481 Registered Charity Number 1117988
Registered office: Action on Addiction, Head Office, East Knoyle, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6BE