101962: Causes of Addiction and Modalities for Treatment (TAP Series 11) Chapter 3

Treatment for Alcohol and other Drug Abuse: Opportunities for Coordination

About the Course:

This course will briefly summarize several prevailing concepts about the causes of substance abuse. The ways in which different perspectives influence treatment are reviewed, and a synopsis of major treatment modalities and techniques is also presented.


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US Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This basic-to-intermediate course material is designed for Chemical Dependency Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals who are likely to gain professionally from increased knowledge in the causes and treatment of addiction to alcohol or drugs.

Course Objectives:

  1. Completing this course will enable participants to identify the factors most likely to cause alcoholism and drug addiction.

  2. Participants will be able to identify and describe the current modalities most used the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction.

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