Addiction is a disease that does not just happen; it is a process. Initially people take drugs because it does something for them in some way. It may help with depression, anxiety, the desire to fit in with peers or even an attempt to forget the past. Addiction doesn?t just affect the addicted person; the entire family feels the addiction. This seminar will review the process of addiction and the process of recovery.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES :
- A basic understanding of addiction and how it happens
- Information on how addiction changes brain chemistry, and what the addicted person needs to know and what the family needs to know.
- Understanding the process of recovery
- How triggers of addiction will change depending on the drugs
- How addiction impacts the family
- Common role changes for families with addiction
- Common drugs of choice, drugs used by adolescents and the effects
- How teachers, counselors, clergy and families can use the information to help the children and families.
Licensed professional counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapists we have been approved for 6.5 hours of continuing education units (CEU's) by the University of Georgia School of Social Work.