Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/102510
About the Course:
Interpersonal attachment and drug addiction share many attributes across their behavioral and neurobiological domains. Understanding the over-lapping brain circuitry of attachment formation and addiction can lead to a better understanding of how it relates to metal illness and comorbid substance use disorders. The authors examine a theory that the recovery from addiction is a grief process, highlighting the Kubler-Ross stages of grief and Prochaska’s stages of change. Theorizing that attachment to the providers in recovery is the significant factor to success in recovery, and that using grief therapy is the key to recovery with less relapse.
This course is based on the article,On Mourning and Recovery-Integrating Stages of Grief and Change Toward a Neuroscience-Based Model of Attachment Adaptation in Addiction Treatment created by R. Andrew Chambers, M.D. et al. in 2017.
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Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for intermediate levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Acknowledge the underlying neurology of substance use, motivation, attachment and grief.
- Identify theories of change, grief, attachment and motivation.
- Extrapolate that grief is the underlying cause of failure in recovery, and that treating grief may prevent future relapse.
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