Microcredential_AF100: Addiction Fundamentals (Professional)

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About Course

This course includes an overview of:

  • Popular perceptions and mythology commonly associated with Addiction
  • Addiction culture and its impact on individuals, family, community, society
  • Economic activity in the context of disadvantaged target populations
  • Assessment and intervention strategies and treatment options will be introduced.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
● Understand the history, philosophy, and trends in addiction counselling.
● Discuss the histories of the following substances: alcohol, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, opioids,
amphetamines, hallucinogens, tobacco, and caffeine.
● Describe accepted models and theories of addiction and accept prevention and treatment
strategies.
● Describe the various assessment instruments and structured clinical interview techniques
available.
● Discuss the societal costs of use, abuse, and dependency.

● Describe the ethical and legal considerations related to the role of the addiction support
worker.
● Describe the roles, functions, and settings of addiction and community support worker, as
well as the relationship between addiction counsellors and other mental health professionals.
● Understand the factors that increase the likelihood for a person, community, or group to be at
risk for substance.
● Describe how abusive substances affect the brain and central nervous system.
● Describe the effects that must be considered in detoxification, treatment, and aftercare
planning.

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Course Content

Self Paced Course

  • 04:51
  • 01:36
  • LO2: Explain Ancient History of Addiction
    01:42
  • LO3: Discuss about 20th Century History of Addiction
    01:49
  • LO4: Elaborate about 21th Century History of Addiction
    01:49
  • LO5: Solve the Quiz based on Historical Perspectives of Addiction
  • 05:13
  • 03:31
  • LO2: Explain the biopsychosocial model, neuroscientific advances, and medication-assisted treatments
    02:01
  • LO3: Discuss about Individualized Treatment and dual Diagnosis treatment plans
    01:26
  • LO4: Summarize prevention strategies, harm reduction approaches, and technology based interventions
    02:47
  • LO5: The Solve the Quiz for Current Practices
  • 03:50
  • LO1: Understand the potential Impact of precision medicine and genetics in Addiction treatment
    03:08
  • LO2: Outline future directions in the integrated treatment of Addiction and co-occurring mental Health disorders
    03:40
  • LO3: Solve the quiz for Future Directions
  • Topic 4: Addiction Models
    03:46
  • LO1: Evaluate the implications of the disease model for treatment and public perception
    02:08
  • LO2: Differentiate between the Psychosocial Learning Models and Social Learning Theory
    06:41
  • LO3: Solve the Quiz for Addiction Models
  • Topic 5: Addictive Populations
    04:03
  • LO1: Define the concept of Addictive populations in the context of Addiction studies
    07:55
  • LO2: Solve the Quiz for Addictive Populations
  • Topic 6: Assessment
    03:37
  • LO1: Explain the purpose of Screening and Identification in Assessments
    05:54
  • LO2: Solve the Quiz for Assessments
  • Topic 7: Detoxification
    04:22
  • LO1: State the purpose and goals of Detoxification
    03:53
  • LO2: State the need for psychological support during detoxification
    01:44
  • LO3: Outline the process of individualized detox plans
    01:06
  • LO4: Solve the Quiz for Detoxification
  • Topic 8: Counselling
    04:38
  • LO1: Differentiate between individual and group counseling
    01:49
  • LO2: Describe various therapeutic modalities employed in Addiction counseling
    01:32
  • LO3: List the key factors involved in the counsellor-client relationship
    01:55
  • LO4: Solve the quiz for Counseling
  • Topic 9: Inpatient-Outpatient Treatment
    04:41
  • LO1: Define inpatient treatment and describe the intensive care provided
    04:38
  • LO2: Define outpatient treatment and the flexibility in terms of treatment
    11:55
  • LO3: Solve the Quiz for Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment
  • Topic 10: Recovery
    04:37
  • LO1: Define recovery and explain the Abstinence
    02:26
  • LO2: Explain the biopsychosocial model in the recovery process
    07:47
  • LO3: Solve the quiz for Recovery process
  • Topic 11: Therapeutic communities
    04:39
  • LO1: Explain how the community itself a Powerful Therapeutic tool in Therapeutic Communities
    03:15
  • LO2: Discuss about Self-help, Counselling, and Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches
    06:54
  • LO3: Solve the Quiz for Therapeutic Communities
  • Topic 12: Prevention
    04:19
  • LO1: Define primary prevention in the context of substance use and Addictive behaviors
    05:05
  • LO2: Summarize the role of government policies and workplace Prevention programs
    04:53
  • LO3: Solve the Quiz for Prevention
  • Topic 13: Cultural considerations
    05:00
  • LO1: Explain the different cultural backgrounds among individuals in the context of Addiction
    02:45
  • LO2: Explain the family and community dynamics in Culture
    02:27
  • LO3: Explain how culturally tailored services help Prevention
    03:03
  • LO4: Solve the quiz for cultural considerations
  • Course Review
    02:08
  • Assignment: Addiction Fundamentals

Final Exam

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