The Disease Model of Addiction

Addiction is a chronic and progressive disease that centers around a damaged brain. If left untreated, addiction can be fatal. In this presentation, you will learn about how the brain is damaged by addiction and how a damaged brain impacts one’s attempt at recovery. This presentation will focus on a comprehensive long-term view of effective treatment and recovery for those afflicted by addiction.

Educational Objectives

Objectives:

After completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of addiction as a biopsycho-social brain disease.
  • Gain understanding of how the brain is damaged by addiction and how this damage manifests itself in client cognitive functioning and behavior.
  • Gain an understanding of how to properly prepare clients for early recovery utilizing a bio-psycho-social recovery plan.
  • Gain understanding of the vulnerabilities individuals face in early recovery resulting from brain damage caused by addictive use.

3.0 CE’s for:

  • CHES
  • CPH
  • DMH – Addiction Therapist
  • MAAP – Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals
  • NBCC/LPC – National Board Certified Counselors
  • NAADAC
  • Social Work

Presenter

Bernard Matherne ICADC-II

Location

Virtual

Date

Mar. 26, 2021

Time

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Presenter

Bernard Matherne ICADC-II

Location

Virtual