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Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SW 390 - Chemical Dependency Intervention

This course offers an introductory overview of the addictive disease progression and its effects on family members. It gives those in the helping professions (including youth and pastoral ministry) an understanding of the basics regarding addiction, which has an impact on more than one-quarter of America’s families. The societal impact of alcohol/drug dependence, the addictive thinking process, the dysfunctional family and its rules and roles are explored, as are the dynamics of addictions, such as codependency, work, food, rage, sex, gambling, perfectionism and busyness. Women’s treatment issues and aspects of fetal alcohol/fetal drug syndrome are also explored, along with an understanding of 12-step recovery programs and their biblical basis. The course offers a list of community referrals for both inpatient and outpatient care, and treatment methods that target dual diagnoses clients who have both a mental illness and a chemical dependency.