Addiction & Recovery: An Introduction

Addiction & Recovery: An Introduction
Price: 
$140.00

Course Hours: 
25
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Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Addiction is a chronic disease responsible for destroying lives, devastating families, and taking lives. There are many types of addiction; substance addictions (such as drugs and alcohol) as well as behavioral addictions (such as gambling, sex and eating). Our addiction recovery course provides a solid background for understanding addiction and equips the student with tools for supporting treatment and recovery.  Students will learn the differences between use, abuse, and dependence, the variety of treatment options and the steps that lead toward successful recovery.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Differentiate between types of substances and ways to detect addiction
  • Identify signs of addiction and how to get help
  • Recall the wide range of treatment options for addictions
  • Identify methods for overcoming barriers for successful recovery

Addiction and Recovery: An Introduction Module 1
Detecting Addiction

There is no cure for addiction.  However, there is hope for managing it.  In Module one, we will look at the differences between abuse and dependence and the consequences associated with each. Also included is the descriptions of the different classes of drugs.  We will examine how experimenting with certain substances can easily escalate to an addiction, and will review the risk factors for experimentation. Those struggling with addiction requires a patience in themselves to learn new coping skills.  Also in module one, we will explore the cost of addiction. 

  • The Difference Between Abuse and Dependence
  • Fears and Obstacles to Recovery
  • Understanding the Substances
  • Substance and Behavioral Addictions
  • The Cost of Addiction to Families

Addiction and Recovery: An Introduction Module 2
Taking the First Steps

In module two, we will focus in on how to determine whether or not treatment is needed.  First is a look at risk factors for developing addictions and then assessing the severity of addictive behaviors.  Guidance to family members on how to detect addictions in a loved one is also included.  As we move through the week, we will look at the general characteristics of different treatments and how to understand the different aspects of addiction so that treatment needs are fully met.  We will wrap up module two by dispelling myths about quitting an addiction. 

  • Recognizing Addiction
  • Deciding When to Start
  • Successful Quitting
  • Becoming Aware of Triggers
  • Increasing Motivation to Change

Addiction and Recovery: An Introduction Module 3
Examining Treatment Approaches

Module three acts as a reference guide to a wide range of treatment options for addictions.  We will look at different models and treatment approaches for addictions.  Also included is the difference between inpatient and outpatient treatment options, and the pros and cons of each.  As we move through the module, we will look at how long it takes to detox from specific substances and examine the risk of sever withdrawal symptoms and which medications may help.  We will wrap up module three with looking at an array of self-help and peer support treatment approaches for addiction, alternative treatments, and considerations for teens.

  • Treatment Choices
  • Understanding Detoxification
  • Twelve Step Programs
  • Nutritional Therapy
  • Teen Treatment Options

Addiction and Recovery: An Introduction Module 4
Life in Recovery

Module four will focus on longer-term recovery issues.  We will look at methods for overcoming barriers to successful recovery and how to handle slips and relapses during recovery.  Relationships can be difficult during the recovery process and in module four we will look at how to positively deal with relationships with family, friends, and co-workers.  Module four will also provide guidance to families in handling relationships with the addicted member as well as each other.

  • Building Skills for Recovery
  • Learning from Relapse
  • Helping with Follow Through
  • Sustaining Optimism
  • Helping Friends and Family

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Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.