Module 2: What is Addictive Disease?

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What starts out as abuse, something that can be controlled, can lead to addiction, something that cannot be controlled and sprials into deep problems that almost always never ends well. This very straight forward and honest presentation talks about how people can move from abuse to addiction, the signs, the major negative impact that addiction has on you and all those that interact with you. However, the program will also show ways that you can help your loved ones overcome and be better than addiction, the methods that you can use to help them get off that slippery slope and get back on a healthy and clean path in life. This lesson can save lives, and the medical professionals who present it to you have saved many lives when their advice has been followed.

Lesson Specs

Instructions

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  2. View the Lesson Videos from beginning to end
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Lesson Chapters

  1. Introduction
  2. What is Addictive Disease?
  3. How is Addiction different from Substance Abuse?
  4. What is their behavior like when a person has Addiction?
  5. How Addiction causes problems in a person's life
  6. How can the family protect itself and the home from addictive behaviors?
  7. What are the areas of life where Addiction causes problems?
  8. If a person has Addiction, what can they do to change?
  9. What can families do to get help?
  10. Summarizing Addictive Disease

Lead Instructors

Chris L. Adelman, MD

Medical Director, Rosary Hall St. Vincent Charity Hospital, Cleveland, OH
A 1979 graduate of the University of Oklahoma Medical School, Dr.Adelman’s interest in addiction medicine dates back to his first assignment as an emergency room physician in Montana, where he quickly became the first medical director of the hospital’s addiction treatment program.

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Dr. Russell Goodwin

Addiction and Substance Abuse Expert
Russell J. Goodwin is a highly experienced professional with a unique set of skills as a therapist and trainer. Mr. Goodwin works extensively with both individuals and corporations at IMPACT Solutions as coordinator for these services.

On the private practice side, Mr. Goodwin counsels adolescents, young adults, and adults who are dealing with chemical dependency and other addictions, co-dependency, adolescent disorders, family parenting and relationship issues, adjustment disorders, abuse, anxiety, depression, and anger/behavioral management issues. Mr. Goodwin also does marital/couples/family therapy and conducts chemical dependency assessments and interventions.

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Theodore Parran, MD

Medical Professional with Addiction and Substance Abuse Specialty
Wang Professor of Medical Education, CWRU School of Medicine Associate Medical Director, Rosary Hall, St. Vincent Charity Hospital.

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Other Lessons in This Course

Module 1: What is Substance Abuse?

This introductory lesson for families and friends of substance abusers allows you to understand what happens to people when they have chosen to abuse substances including drugs and alcohol.

Module 2: What is Addictive Disease?

What starts out as abuse, something that can be controlled, can lead to addiction, something that cannot be controlled and sprials into deep problems that almost always never ends well.