Managing Addiction: A Framework for Successful Treatment
Addiction is such a common problem today that people experiencing alcohol, nicotine or other drug problems present in many different healthcare settings. The challenge of linking people experiencing addiction to the right response is a serious one, and much depends on understanding addiction and recognising the role that we all play in the pathway to recovery.
This course is intended to help you meet this challenge by increasing your understanding of the biology of addiction and the available treatment options in the different stages of the recovery journey.
Key questions we will look at in this course include:
- When do we call “excessive use” addiction?
- Why is it so difficult to change addictive behaviour?
- Who can play a role to get people on the track to recovery?
- How do you respond to people with mild to moderate problems?
- How can you assess and increase motivation to change?
- What sort of interventions can support a person experiencing severe addiction?
- What is my role as a professional, either within or outside of addiction care?
- How can I identify the best of the many options available?
- What are hurdles to get the right support to manage addiction around the world?
Upcoming start dates
- Self-paced Online
Who should attend?
A background in healthcare may be helpful prior to taking this course, but there are no formal prerequisites.
Course delivery details
This course is offered through University of Adelaide, a partner institute of EdX.
2-3 hours per week
- Verified Track -$199
- Audit Track - Free
Certification / Credits
What you'll learn
- Framework for pathways to recovery
- How to identify people at risk of addiction
- Applied understanding of intervention and treatment options
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