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Psychology & Treatment of Addiction Course Overview

  • Get an in-depth understanding of addiction psychology
  • Understand the effects and consequences of addiction
  • Discover the different concepts of addiction treatment
  • Explore the different models used for addiction treatment programs
  • Learn about the medication used for treatment

Course Content

This module will introduce you to the concepts of addiction, the psychological aspects behind addiction, and the methods with which addiction can be dealt with. Find out about intervention, the 12 step program, the Minnesota program and many more concepts and enhance your knowledge to get you on the right track to a professional career.

 

  • The Moral Model

 

In the first lesson, you will learn about The Moral Model and its different concepts. You will also learn about the origins of the model, how it has evolved over the years and its contextual relation to the views of addiction. 

 

  • The Psychological Model

 

This lesson will talk about The Psychological Model of addiction. You will learn about the theories behind the model, its advantages and disadvantages and its views on the causes of addiction.

 

  • The Medical/Disease Model

 

The next lesson will focus on The Medical/Disease Model, which touches on how addiction can be related to chronic disease. You will learn how addiction affects bodily functions and how addiction has to be ‘managed’ instead of ‘treated’.

 

  • The Socio-Cultural Model

 

In this lesson, you will understand the socio-cultural aspects of addiction. It focuses on how addiction can be considered as a societal problem, instead of an individual problem. You will learn the concepts of societal impact and causes of addiction in different societies.

 

  • Pharmacotherapy

 

In the next module, you will learn about addiction treatments. Starting with the basics of Pharmacotherapy, its concepts, and its uses. You will also learn how medical centres utilize them as a treatment option for addiction.

 

  • The Minnesota Model

 

Next, you will learn about the origins of The Minnesota Model, how it came about and how it evolved over time. You will get to know about the fundamentals of this model and how it views addiction.

 

  • Counselling and Therapy

 

Explore how counselling and therapy can have an effect on addiction, the pros and cons of therapy and the importance of therapy in addiction treatment.

 

  • Harm Reduction Model

 

Here you will learn about the concept of harm reduction from the effects of addiction. You will understand the core principles of harm reduction and how harm can be minimised when dealing with addiction and addicted individuals.

 

  • Treatments in Practice 

 

In this lesson, you will learn about the different types of treatments in practice for addiction. Broaden your understanding of different treatment types through scientific and evidence-based research, when and which treatment to implement, and the benefits of the treatment.

 

  • Drug policies, Legislation and Decriminalisation

 

In this module, you will learn about drug policies and legislation in various countries. You will also learn how different countries deal with addiction and what approaches are undertaken to counter addiction.

 

  • Community change, Outreach, Harm Reduction or Abstinence

 

Here you will get to know how communities deal with addiction and how governments implement outreach programs to generate addiction awareness and educate people about the harmful effects of addiction.

 

  • Alcohol and Drug education

 

Next, you will learn about alcohol and drug education. You will get to know, where and when education for addiction is given, how it works and what the benefits of addiction education are.

 

  • Alcohol and drug-related issues in the workplace

 

Here, you will get to know about the alcohol and drug-related issues in the workplace. You will learn the potential effects of addiction and how it can disrupt the workplace environment and its impact on work relationships.

 

  • Codependency, Children of alcoholic families, parenting styles, family factors

 

The next module starts with the impact of addiction on families. You will learn about the different effects of addiction on family relationships, how relationships may change with the arrival of addiction in a member of the family and how personality and behaviour may become permanently affected.

 

  • Relapse for families, ‘letting go’, dependent attitudes and dependent behaviours

 

This lesson continues the lecture of the last lesson. In this lesson, you will discover the concepts of relapse and letting go. You will also learn about dependent attitudes and behaviours of people afflicted with addiction.

 

  • Al-Anon

 

In this lesson, you will learn about the Al-Anon fellowship and its contribution to alcohol addiction support. You will get to know the basics of Al-Anon and how it is operated.

 

  • The intervention approach

 

The next lesson teaches you about the concept of intervention and how it is used to deal with addiction. You will get to know the fundamentals of this approach, who it is for and who conducts the intervention session.

 

  • Why be a ‘helper’

 

In the final module, you will learn about the role of ‘helper’ and become capable enough to pursue a professional career in this sector. In this lesson, you will gain knowledge of the work of helpers, how they operate and what they aim to achieve with their work.

 

  • ‘Helper’ qualities and attitudes

 

Next, you will get to know about the qualities and attitudes of ‘helpers’. You will get an extensive look at the skills and capabilities needed to become a helper. You will also get to know what personal qualities you need to develop, in order to become an effective helper.

 

  • Counselling / ‘helping’ skills

 

In the last section of this course, you will get to learn the counselling skills that are needed to become a helper. You will get an in-depth look at what skills and qualities you need to develop and adapt to. Finally, you will learn how to properly communicate with your clients to help them overcome their issues.

Course Curriculum

About
Introduction: About instructor & the course 00:02:00
Theories of Addiction
The Moral Model 00:06:00
The Psychological Model 00:07:00
The Medical / Disease Model 00:09:00
The Socio-Cultural Model 00:05:00
Addiction Treatments
Pharmacotherapy 00:03:00
The Minnesota Model 00:04:00
Counselling and Therapy 00:07:00
Harm Reduction Model 00:05:00
Treatments in Practice 00:05:00
Addiction in Society
Drug policies, Legislation and Decriminalisation 00:09:00
Community change, Outreach, Harm Reduction or Abstinence 00:06:00
Alcohol and Drug education 00:06:00
Alcohol- and drug related issues in the workplace 00:05:00
Addiction in Families
Codependency, Children of alcoholic families, parenting styles, family factors 00:08:00
Relapse for families, ‘letting go’, dependent attitudes and dependent behaviours 00:05:00
Al-Anon 00:05:00
The Intervention Approach 00:05:00
Working with Addiction
Why be a ‘helper’ 00:03:00
‘Helper’ qualities and attitudes 00:04:00
Counselling / ‘helping’ skills 00:04:00

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