Addiction: Alternatives to Abstinence

Identifies the three major treatment models for addictive behaviors and a brief history of each: (a) the moral model, (b) the medical model, (c) the harm-reduction model. Describes the most recent research on the effectiveness of abstinence and harm-reduction addiction treatment programs and who each approach is best suited for. Lists protective behavioral strategies (PBS) used in moderating alcohol use among college students. Identifies the risk factors for “overdose” and list the strategies for prevention. Describes approaches to treating opioid dependence and the benefits and drawbacks of each.
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Hour 1

  1. The Moral, Medical, and Harm-Reduction Models
  2. Addictions: Definitions & Diagnoses
  3. The Controlled Drinking Research Evidence
  4. Characteristics of Successful Controlled-Drinkers

Hour 2

  1. Interventions for Alcohol Treatment
  2. Brief Interventions in a Primary Care Setting
  3. Brief Interventions for Young Adults

Hour 3

  1. Harm reduction: The Newest Research
  2. Aversion Therapies
  3. Illicit Drug Use and treatment Alternatives

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the three major treatment models for addictive behaviors and a brief history of each: 
    (a) the moral model, 
    (b) the medical model, 
    (c) the harm-reduction model.
  2. Describe the most recent research on the effectiveness of abstinence and harm-reduction treatment programs and who each approach is best suited for.
  3. List protective behavioral strategies (PBS) used in moderating alcohol use among college students.
  4. Identify the risk factors for “overdose” and list the strategies for prevention.
  5. Describe approaches to treating opioid dependence and the benefits and drawbacks of each.
Instructor B. Sternberg, Ph.D.
# of Pages 59
More Information About This Course: Addiction accreditation
Contact Hours: 3
NCBTMB Contact Hours 3 Hours (Not Approved For New York)

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