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Addiction Interventions for Human Service Workers


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Course level: Upper Division

This course has a focus on familiarizing students with fundamental interventions used in drug and alcohol treatment settings. Students will conduct an investigation of 12-step, alternative support group, secular organization, therapeutic community, and structured inpatient/outpatient approaches to intervention and treatment. Students will be prepared to apply basic skills for assessing and evaluating client needs, making referrals, and working as a colleague in groups of professional service providers. An exploration of commonly used evaluation instruments for assessing level of care is underscored along with tenets of co-facilitation of treatment groups and assessing special population needs. Students will demonstrate foundational knowledge and understanding of guidelines for treatment as outlined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s Patient Placement Criteria.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Understanding Drug, Alcohol, and Non-Substance-Related Addictions and Negative Societal Effects

Comprehending the Significance of Addiction Assessment

The Treatment of Addiction, Part 1

The Treatment of Addiction, Part 2

Treatment Issues With Special Populations


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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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