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"It Will Never Happen To Me!": Growing Up with Addiction as Youngsters, Adolescents, Adults

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Why are the children of alcoholics more likely to become alcoholic? Or marry an alcoholic? What kinds of problems do they face in adulthood as a result of their childhood experiences? What can we do to help adults who grew up in alcoholic homes – or are now involved with others who did – and want to understand their childhoods and restructure their lives? This book has come to be known to hundreds of thousands of C.O.A.s and A.C.O.A.s and will help answer those questions. It is meant to help the reader understand the roles children in alcoholic families adopt, the problems they face in adulthood as a result, and what they can do to break the pattern of destruction.

This course is based on the book, “It Will Never Happen To Me!”: Growing Up with Addiction as Youngsters, Adolescents, Adults created by Claudia Black, Ph.D., M.S.W. in 0.

Publication Date:

2002, 2nd Edition

Course Material Author

Claudia Black, Ph.D., M.S.W.

Claudia A. Black is a worldwide lecturer and trainer in the field of children and alcoholics. She began her career in residential treatment settings for troubled adolescents, then directed her interest to the alcohol/drug field, being responsible for family programs in a system of more than twenty-five hospitals and alcoholism programs.

Course Creator

Tyler Gibson

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially adult children of alcoholics, substance abuse counselors, psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the roles children play in homes that have at least one addicted parent. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the family roles that children of alcoholics play.

  2. Identify the family rules of a dysfunctional family.

  3. Explain the dynamics of physical and sexual abuse.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

6 credit hours

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American Psychological Association (APA)

6 credit hours

CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

6 credit hours

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

6 credit hours

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Course Retired
Course Number 100976
6 credit hours
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