From Trauma to Addictions

  • Course Description:
    Explore the relationship between exposure to traumas and the often resulting addiction. Those individuals who work in the “helping professions” are statistically at a greater risk for developing addictions. The use of alcohol, drugs and other activities as a means of self-medicating overwhelming job-related stress and chronic exposure to emotionally charged events is often common place. Personality traits and the human culture of “helpers” are looked at, as well as issues of enabling and family dynamics. Good critical incident stress management MUST include an addictions component which addresses these dangers, and gives you the tools necessary to address these dependencies.

    This course is for those in the “helping professions” who are at a greater risk to crisis and the potential for substance abuse and additions and those who work with this specialized population.

    Program Highlights

    • Addiction Issues of Concern
    • Generalized Adaptation Syndrome
    • PTSD, Alcoholism and Addictions
    • Extremes of Human Stress
    • Assessing Incidents
    • Addiction and Suicide
    • Enabling, Jackpots & Co-Dependency
    • Belief Systems and Recovery
    • Roads to Living Clean and Sober
    • Living with Someone in Recovery

    Continuing Education Information

    Two-Day Course: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    14 Contact Hours; 14 PDHs for EAPs; 14 Contact Hours for National Certified Addiction Counselors; OR 1.4 general CEUs from UMBC