Care of the Chemically Impaired: Overview of the Addictions Process (Updated 9-2014)
(Overview to Addictions)

TARGET AUDIENCE:
Nurses, Counselors, and other interested Health Professionals

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
• This is a six-hour training aimed at providing an introduction to the addictions process, neurobiology of addictions; substances of abuse; assessment and interventions for the counselor, nurse, or other professional
• This course directly relates to the domains of assessment, counseling, case management, client education, and professional responsibility, with a specific substance abuse focus.

OBJECTIVES: (Behavioral Terminology)
Upon completion, the learner will be able to identify:
1. Major classes of Substance abuse (e.g.: Depressants, Stimulants, Hallucinogens, Alcohol; and Nicotine);
2. The underlying neurobiology of that leads many individuals to become dependent upon or abuse substances.
3. Appropriate assessments, interventions, professionalism, and supportive measures such as case management and client education for the professional who is caring for the chemically impaired individual.

Course Revised 09/2014