Transforming Addictions

The physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual nature of alcohol and drug dependency and other addictive behaviors is explored. Assessment, therapeutic techniques, intervention, and in-patient and out-patient treatment are discussed. Students explore the contributions, as well as the strengths and weaknesses, of 12-step and other self-help recovery groups. The interrelationship of alcohol and drug abuse and other addictive behaviors with attachment and bonding disruptions in early childhood and childhood trauma is also investigated. Lectures, guest lectures, discussions, role-play, and other experiential techniques are used.
Course Number: CNST704
Units: 2.0