Please see our events page to view our training calendar for 2018.

This is the more community focused side of our centre, through which much needed training is offered around substance use, addiction, how to assist a user, compiling substance abuse policies, as well as providing specialist training in this field for qualified individuals.

To educate, inform and enlighten

There are qualified trainers dedicated to this department who have specialised training and experience in the field of addiction and substance use. These trainers assist:

  • The workplace
  • Schools
  • Families
  • Communities
  • Professionals

There are a range of courses on offer and new courses are developed according to need.

Currently we offer the following courses and workshops:


  • Introduction to Substance Abuse           (half day workshop)
  • Understanding Addictive Behaviours       (two day course)
  • Motivational Interviewing                        (two day course)
  • Drug Testing                                         (two hour workshop)
  • Family workshop                                   (half day workshop)
  • Substance Awareness Talk                    (one hour talk)


Workshops in 2018

We have an exciting 2018 lined up in terms of training.

Our Introduction to Substance Abuse half day course will continue to be conducted monthly. This is a short and general overview of addiction.

Our two -day Understanding Addictive Behaviours workshop will run every second month, starting on the 29th and 30th of January , as well the two day Motivational Interviewing workshop every alternate month, starting on the 5th and 6th of February. Both of these workshops are beneficial to anyone in the mental health industry seeking to understand more about addiction and wanting to improve their counselling skills.

We have added two more training offerings to our menu. They are a short but crucial two hour workshop in Drug Testing, which we will provide clients practical instruction on how to conduct testing and the pitfalls associated with this. In addition, we now offer a one hour Substance Abuse Awareness Talk.

In our continued commitment to serving communities, we offer a reduced price for NPO’s and NGO’s at a discount of 50%. All our courses are available to be run on-site and on demand. Please contact us on

We also have several resources:

  • Posters
  • Service Pamphlets on CtdCC
  • 'Families & Drugs' booklet - available for R30 from the Centre.

For more information about the training on offer please contact our Training Department on (021) 447 8026/084 5472804 and speak to Natalie Bossi.