EASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE COLLEGE 1802 East College Avenue McAlester, Oklahoma 74501 918 302 3642 Helping Someone Overcome Addiction Continuing Education Units Course Outline Description and Objectives of Course: Materials: Text: Helping Someone Overcome Addiction Volume 1: What is Addiction? Workbook with Chapter Drills & Final Essay Requirements Course Video’s The course objective is to help the workshop participants understand exactly what drug addiction really is and to be better able, after the course completion, for the participant to help the addict overcome the addiction. The course outline below follows the book and worksheet materials. Upon completion of the course the participant will be better able to: 1. Understand why one must know and comprehend the definitions of the words they are reading to be able to understand the study course and text. 2. What is help? How can the student & family help the addict? 3. Understand what a “drug” really is and how it affects the body 4. Help the student to help the addict and family understand the nutritional deficiencies created by drug abuse. 5. Understand ways to modify and combat nutritional deficiencies created by drug abuse which block the senses & perceptions. 6. Understand the anatomy of a problem and use that knowledge to help others sort out the problems that lead to drug abuse, addiction and relapse. 7. Understand drug cravings & relapse. Offer non-addictive solutions. 8. Understand the addicts chemically triggered cravings. Page 2 EASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE COLLEGE 9. Understand the drug addict’s probable environmental drug craving triggers. 10.Understand the dynamics of “personal values”, “overt acts” and “destructive behaviors”, and to teach these concepts to others. 11.Help educate the family of a drug addict to some of the areas of drug addiction so that the family can help the loved one. 12.Define problems, understand “educated decisions” and be better able to teach this concept to the addict and their families. 13.Differentiate use, misuse and abuse of drugs, medicine or alcohol and handle each appropriately. 14. Outline the cycle of addiction and “spot” this in the addict. 15. Help the family and addict break the cycle of addiction. 16. Final assessment and essay of comprehension of course material.
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