Explore the science of addiction and the strategies to provide better care and minimise harm to the community and individuals.
Who is the course for?
This course was designed for anyone working in healthcare who may have to interact with patients who have addictions. It is relevant for anyone working in drug and alcohol rehabilitation, social workers, counsellors and community volunteers.
Whilst not specifically aimed at those looking to support or address their own addiction concerns or those of family/friends, this course should still be accessible andenlightening for general interest learners.
What topics will you cover?
Types of licit and Illicit drugs
Impacts of addiction
Models of addiction
Harm reduction strategies
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Identify the key components of substance addiction
Describe the key components of a good scientific theory
Outline the different models of addiction and how these may inform prevention and treatment interventions.