3 hrs Substance Abuse and Addiction

Substance Abuse and Addiction

3 hours

Nobody really needs to look at statistics to know that there is a substance abuse issue in the United States. In today’s world, we have people working two and three jobs just to make ends meet, children are often left at home alone, and the amount of quality time for ourselves and our families is almost non-existent. Many people are finding themselves in overwhelming situations with minimal ways to cope with them all.

So, many people come home from the stressful job and pour themselves an alcoholic beverage to help them relax. And, for many people, once they have had one or two of those beverages, they stop and continue on with their activities. There are others, however, whose “Stop” button is stuck on “Go”; once they start with one beverage, they just continue until they pass out or get sick. The next day, they repeat the behavior, so it has now become a habit. When the habit gets out of control, there is an abuse problem.

This course discusses the mindset of those who abuse substances, like what makes the behavior start and ultimately stop. Stopping an abuse problem is relatively easy to do. Staying “stopped” is what becomes a cyclical problem, complete with shame and remorse, then justification due to the shame, and then the problem rearing its ugly head, once again.

Identifying the triggers that rev up the mind to think it needs a substance that is eventually abused is the key to avoiding relapses. Everyone will have different triggers, and the understanding that the triggers are in control goes a very long way in conquering the substance abuse pattern. Also, finding other stimuli that feels good, i.e. massage, can help an individual move past the desire to start the abusive behavior again.

Whether or not you or someone you know has a problem, this course will help in understanding the steps and behaviors that lead to the abuse in the first place. It also gives great insight into what it takes to get clean and stay clean. You never know; you might find yourself in a position where you are asked to be a support system for someone with a substance abuse. Knowing what you are dealing with and why it is happening can be the key to changing someone’s life for the better!

Goal:

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to define substance abuse and how it relates to our Identity System, explain what types of behaviors and thoughts can lead to relapse, and discuss ways that a substance abuser can stop their behavior and not return to it.

Objectives:

Students will be able to master the following objectives with a minimum of 70% accuracy:

  • Define the “Identity-System”, also known as the “I-System”
  • Compare and contrast the true self versus the damaged self
  • Explain why cravings can eventually lead to a relapse
  • Describe how the Identity-System works
  • Define “Triggers”
  • Characterize Shame-Based Thinking and Toxic Shame
  • Elaborate on what Storylines are, and how they affect thoughts and feelings
  • Characterize the three (3) major parts of the Identity-System (I-System)
  • Illustrate what happens when the Identity-System is activated as it pertains to addiction
  • Explain how resentments fuel addiction
  • Define “Thought Labeling”
  • Discuss how our emotions work with the Identity-System (I-System)

Learning Outcomes:

The learning outcomes for this course will be measured by the mastery of the objectives set forth in the Learning Objectives section. Students must master the objectives, which are measured by the written assessment. Students must achieve a test score of 70% or higher to achieve mastery of these objectives.

Course Outline:

This course follows the book as it is written. The written assessment also goes in the same order as the book. Nothing in the assessment is based on any supplemental websites or books. Students will spend approximately 15 minutes per objective, since there are 12  objectives for this 3 hour course.

Exam Format – Online, Multiple Choice

Exam Questions – Total of 15 (Fifteen) questions

States / Organizations that should accept this course – NCBTMB, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, NCBTMB, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Certificate – Available Immediately upon passing with a 70%

Expiration – As long as you have an active membership that includes access to this course

Extra Fees (these are completely optional) – We have several options for our customers listed below in the case you wanted to use them. The online exam and online certificate upon passing is included in your tuition (you will need to purchase the required study material elsewhere). We have no hidden fees or surcharges, and the fees below only apply to extra options provided by the Company. The extra fees are as follows:

NOTE: All fees must be paid in advance of any extra Services rendered.

  • Need your certificate mailed? We will mail you a tri-folded color certificate after passing – $10 per certificate, per mailing.
  • Want us to manually submit your answers? You can mail or email us your answers on the provided printable exam for us to manually grade and submit on your behalf. Also included, is if you pass with at least a 70% we will mail you a tri-folded color certificate – $25 per course and attempt. The certificate is only mailed if you received a 70% or greater. (This is paid by you when you fill out the required form completely that is located on the bottom of each printable exam. If you fail the exam, you will either have to repeat this process and pay the fee, or you can complete your exam online yourself free)
  • Want us to mail you the printable version of the exam questions? (Note: You can print this yourself within your account at no additional charge) We will mail you the exam questions – $10 per course, per mailing.

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Are there any extra fees or optional services from Massage CE Unlimited?

Extra Fees (these are completely optional) – We have several options for our customers listed below in the case you wanted to use them. The online exam and online certificate upon passing is included in your tuition (you will need to purchase the required study material elsewhere). We have no hidden fees or surcharges, and the fees below only apply to extra options provided by the Company. The extra fees are as follows: 
NOTE: All fees must be paid in advance of any extra Services rendered.

  • Need your certificate mailed? We will mail you a tri-folded color certificate after passing – $10 per certificate, per mailing.
  • Want us to manually submit your answers? You can mail or email us your answers on the provided printable exam for us to manually grade and submit on your behalf. Also included, is if you pass with at least a 70% we will mail you a tri-folded color certificate – $25 per course and attempt. The certificate is only mailed if you received a 70% or greater. (This is paid by you when you fill out the required form completely that is located on the bottom of each printable exam. If you fail the exam, you will either have to repeat this process and pay the fee, or you can complete your exam online yourself free)
  • Want us to mail you the printable version of the exam questions? (Note: You can print this yourself within your account at no additional charge) We will mail you the exam questions – $10 per course, per mailing.
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