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Course Description:

This course offers the opportunity to learn the basics of addiction. In this course, we will cover a brief history of substance misuse, stigmas throughout society, physical and emotional responses to addiction and how to get help in your community. No prior healthcare certifications or licensures required to enroll in this course.

Registration Information and Student Handbook – Substance Abuse Education

Enrollment requirements:

1. Must be 18 years old.

2. ID required:

a. Current Driver’s License or government-issued picture ID.

3. Registration form completed during appointment.

4. A statement will be signed at registration to confirm that the student received and had an opportunity to review Student Handbook.

5. Course fees are due at the time of registration.

Course schedule:

View Substance Abuse Education Course Schedule

View Allied Health Registration Information


Blue Ridge Community College
Allied Health Program Office and Registration:

Heather Stewart
Allied Health Program Director
(828) 694-1761

Sheila Merrill
Allied Health Program Specialist and Registration
(828) 694-1748