Drug Knowledge: Continuum of Care
Students will be introduced to the key concepts involved in relapse prevention programming, support and wellness as part of the treatment continuum. Issues of relapse, the stages and indicators as well as factors of relapse will be examined. Students will gain an in-depth look at practical methods of working with clients to manage cravings and thoughts of using substances, emotions, how to refuse offers to use substances, dealing with family and interpersonal problems, building a recovery support system and more. Students will also be introduced to studies on relapse prevention for the specific types of substance including alcohol, stimulants, opioid, cannabis as well as club drugs and hallucinogens.