This course includes a thorough examination of the treatment models of addiction, recovery, and relapse. Students will explore the treatment outcome research, begin treatment planning, and gain a working understanding of the culture of addiction and recovery. This is in essence an experiential class, with a combination of reading, exercises, and hands on experience in the recovery area.
This course is designed to equip the student with the theoretical basis of treatment and the ability to clinically assess and design a treatment plan for individuals with substance-related problems. In addition, the student will be exposed to the most common approach to treatment of addictions: a 12-step meeting. By attending AA/NA/12-step meetings, the student will begin to gain a working knowledge of the dynamics of the recovery culture and be able to assess the dynamics that work and do not work.
Textbook readings and lecture presentations
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the Discussions give the student an opportunity to show his/her ability to analyze and critically think through what he/she has observed in his/her AA meetings and how it relates to the readings. Threads must contain at least 600 words, and replies must contain at least 200 words. Each thread must contain at least 2 scholarly citations (including at least 1 textbook citation). Each reply must include at least 1 textbook citation. Threads and replies must follow current APA format. (CLO: A, B, D, E, F)
Screening and Assessment Essay Assignment
This essay must be 2-3 pages and follow current APA format, including a title page, a reference page, and proper margins, spacing, and citations. Citations and support are required. (CLO: A, B, C, E)
Treatment Plan Assignment
The student will be required to read the case history on Sally Smith, complete a diagnosis, write a summary, and develop a treatment plan. The student will make sure to include pertinent information used to develop the treatment plan in the summary and address all diagnostic features in the treatment plan. The student will also make sure to attend to potential relapse issues. This assignment must follow current APA format and be 8-10 pages in length. Citations and support are required. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F)
Final Assessment Project Assignment
This assessment will be completed on a character/person the student read about, watched a movie on, or interviewed. He/she will write up the case history and then design a personalized treatment plan. The student will make sure to include any pertinent information in the case history so the treatment plan is clearly justified. The student must also consider relapse issues while designing the treatment plan. This assignment must be approximately 15 pages in length and follow current APA format. Citations and sources are required. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F)
Quizzes: AA Meetings (6)
The student will be required to attend 6 consecutive AA meetings and complete a quiz attesting the attendance. Each quiz contains 1 true/false question and allows 1 attempt. There is no time limit for these quizzes.
The student will take five open-book/open-notes quizzes. Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the specified module, contain 10–25 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a time limit of 30 minutes–1 hour. Each quiz allows 1 attempt. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F)