Who Needs Treatment: An Overview of Addiction and Its Treatment (TAP Series 11) Chapter 1

Treatment for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse: Opportunities for Coordination

About the Course:

The course provides basic information regarding alcohol and other drug abuse in the United States. The information presented provides background about the extent of alcohol/drug use, the addiction process, the recovery process, and opportunities to improve treatment approaches. This course also provides detailed information about the behaviors associated with various levels of alcohol/drug use.


US Department of Health and Human SErvices

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US Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This introductory level course is appropriate for social workers, counselors, mental health professionals, marriage and family therapists, and other professionals seeking basic knowledge of the alcohol and drug problem in the United States. This course provides information for those seeking to develop greater understanding of the impact of substance abuse, as well.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand the process of addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

  2. Learn the symptoms and behavioral changes associated with substance use/abuse.

  3. Learn the extent of use/abuse of alcohol and other drugs in the United States.

  4. Develop knowledge of the recovery process and treatment approaches.

  5. Understand the trends in society related to use/abuse of alcohol and other drugs.

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