Understanding Addictions


Do you know someone who is struggling with addictions? Or maybe you are facing challenges with addictions. Addictions are not just about drugs, alcohol, or gambling; you can actually be addicted to anything. Some of us feel compelled to overeat, while others have the urge to binge-watch TV, shop, or spend countless hours on social media. 

In this two-hour course on addiction, you will learn more about dependency and habits, how they impact your life, and how to help someone with an addiction.

Who Can Attend?

Anyone over the age of 18 who is impacted by or dealing with addictions (either directly or indirectly)

What you will learn?

You will better understand:

  • What addictions are, why addiction happens, and how habits form
  • How to deal with the different types of addictions
  • How addiction affects your brain and mental health
  • The impacts and symptoms of addictions

By the end of the course, you will feel more comfortable:

  • Supporting those in your life who are experiencing addictions
  • Understanding the changes you could make to help deal with and overcome addictions

When and where is it offered?

  • The class is available as a group workshop or a private class.
  • The group class is offered several times per year. Scroll down for upcoming dates.
  • You can attend this class online or in person at our office at 9912-106 Street, Edmonton.
  • In our group workshops, you will have many opportunities to ask questions, learn about yourself and your family, hear others’ experiences, and practice new skills. Many people who attend our workshops say they feel better after attending because they realize that they are not alone.
  • In a private class, you will receive the same amount of information as our group workshops, condensed into 3 hours with the facilitator. These are ideal for individuals or couples who want to get started sooner than the next group workshop, can’t attend the group workshops due to work schedules or other personal commitments, or simply prefer a more private setting.

How much does it cost?

Group workshop: $50 per person

Private session: $325 per person

We are dedicated to supporting families of all income levels. If needed, you can apply for a subsidy by selecting “I require subsidy” in the registration form.

Subsidies are available for group workshops only.

Register for Workshops

There are currently no dates available for this workshop.
You can email us at education.services@familycentre.org and we will let you know when this class becomes available.

The Family Centre acknowledges that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.

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