Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: http://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101571
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Note: M. Stanton Peele has been a voice in the field of alcohol and drug problems for many decades. His viewpoints are thought provoking and sometimes controversial. It is not required that all professionals agree with his perspectives. At a minimum however, the thoughtful professional must consider and address the challenging concepts Peele sets forth in his writings.
Note: We offer a number of courses based on Peele’s writings. If interested, simply enter M. Stanton Peele into the Search bar.
This publication states that our current conception of addiction is a historical anomaly, one that has arisen independent of laboratory or epidemiological data about drug use. Nonetheless, versions of addictions based on these images of narcotic addiction and alcoholism have become increasingly popular and have been generalized to whole new areas of behavior. The article addresses these concepts, which the author believes have considerable potential for doing harm.
This course is based on the reading-based online, Addiction as a Cultural Concept created by Stanton Peele in 0.
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This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about addiction as a cultural concept. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Discuss the history of the concept of addiction and the substances to which the concept was originally applied.
Describe the empirical grounding for current beliefs about addiction.
Explain the cultural concept of addiction and how moralism, politics, and economics relate to the addiction concept.
American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)
2 credit hours
American Psychological Association (APA)
2 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.
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
2 credit hours
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
2 credit hours
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