Learning Objectives

1. Understand the process of addiction and the symptoms of each stage.
2. Explain how denial affects the substance abuser.
3. Understand the importance of rituals in a substance abuser's life.
4. Describe the physiological effect of alcohol on all organs and major systems of the body.
5. Describe the symptoms of withdrawal.
6. Develop a nursing plan for the substance-abuser patient.
7. Explain four myths about alcoholism.
8. List five characteristics of the substance abuser.
9. Describe the characteristics of a co-dependent.
10. Have knowledge of the different kinds of treatment programs that are available.
11. Describe how the intervention process is carried out.
12. Describe the behavior in a dysfunctional family.
13. Describe the progression of recovery.
14. Describe a child's development in a dysfunctional household.
15. Explain the concept of relapse.

Course Contents

  Learning Objectives
1 Process of Addiction
2 Biological and Physiological Factors
3 Drug of Choice
4 Medical Complications
5 High-Risk Factors for Substance Abuse
6 Myths and Misconceptions
7 Cultural and Social Factors
8 Behavioral Factors
9 Effects of Substance Abuse on the Family
10 Co-Dependency
11 Intervention
12 Treatment of Substance Abuse
13 Recovery
14 Relapse
  The Chemical Dependency Care Package
  References and Bibliography
  1993 National Household Survey on Substance Abuse
  Post Test


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