2 hours clinical_competency_addictions

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2 hours clinical_competency_addictions

  1. 1. Addictions Overview 2 Hours Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Copyright AllCEUs.com 2010-2016. Unlimited CEUs for 12 months $74.99
  2. 2. Definition  Person, Activity or Substance which continues to be used to escape from negative emotions, situations or pain despite causing problems in one or more areas of life functioning Copyright AllCEUs.com 2010-2016. Unlimited CEUs for 12 months $74.99
  3. 3. Pattern of Addiction  Recreational use/experimentation  Abuse  One or more of the following:  Failure to fulfill major obligations  Use when physically hazardous  Recurrent legal problems  Recurrent social or interpersonal problems  Dependence  Three or more of the following:  Tolerance  Withdrawal  Large amounts over a long period  Unsuccessful efforts to cut down  Time spent in obtaining the substance replaces social, occupational or recreational activities  Continued use despite adverse consequences Copyright AllCEUs.com 2010-2016. Unlimited CEUs for 12 months $74.99
  4. 4. Types of Addictions  Chemical  Illicit Drugs  Alcohol  Prescriptions  Behavioral  Gambling  Sex  Bingeing/Purging/Starving  Interpersonal  Domestically Violent  Dependent/ Fatal Attraction Copyright AllCEUs.com 2010-2016. Unlimited CEUs for 12 months $74.99
  5. 5. Patterns of Use  When  Continuous  Binge  Weekends  In response to overwhelming events  Increasing in response to tolerance  Gateway drugs  Increased intensity/quantity  Substitute addictions Copyright AllCEUs.com 2010-2016. Unlimited CEUs for 12 months $74.99
  6. 6. Reasons for Use  Belonging  Boredom  Habit  Numbing emotional or physical pain  Psychiatric self-medication  Relaxation Copyright AllCEUs.com 2010-2016. Unlimited CEUs for 12 months $74.99
  7. 7. Development of Addiction Copyright AllCEUs.com 2010-2016. Unlimited CEUs for 12 months $74.99
  8. 8. Foundations of Health  Maslow’s Heirarchy Self- Actualization Self-Esteem Love and Belonging Safety Physiological Needs (health, food, sleep) Copyright AllCEUs.com 2010-2016. Unlimited CEUs for 12 months $74.99
  9. 9. Common Characteristics of Addicts  Physiological  Poor Nutrition  Low Immunity  Lack of Rest  Physical Pain  Safety  Homelessness  Living in unsafe areas  Engaging in high-risk behaviors Copyright AllCEUs.com 2010-2016. Unlimited CEUs for 12 months $74.99
  10. 10. Characteristic cont…  Love and Belonging  Only friend is their addiction  Relationships based on “What can you do for me?”  Isolated from caring supports  Need external validation  Self-Esteem  Lack of  Lost hope and motivation to achieve “ideal self”  Forgotten who he/she is Copyright AllCEUs.com 2010-2016. Unlimited CEUs for 12 months $74.99
  11. 11. Thinking Patterns: Stinkin’ Thinkin’  Overly pessimistic  Need to control everything  Playing the victim/blaming others for feelings/situations  Need for immediate gratification  Feeling of entitlement— “Because I want it.” Copyright AllCEUs.com 2010-2016. Unlimited CEUs for 12 months $74.99
  12. 12. Motivations  Keep coming back, it works if you work it.  Sit down, shut up and listen.  First things first  Keep it simple, stupid (K.I.S.S.)  It's always easier to take somebody else's inventory.  GOD: Good, Orderly Direction  HALT: Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired  You have to give it away in order to keep it  Fake it til you make it Copyright AllCEUs.com 2010-2016. Unlimited CEUs for 12 months $74.99
  13. 13.  FEAR: False Expectations Appearing Real  EGO: Edging God Out!  Go to meetings when you want to, and go to meetings when don't want to  We have a living problem, not a drinking problem  We have a thinking problem, not a drinking problem  Happiness is not getting what you want, it is wanting what you have. Copyright AllCEUs.com 2010-2016. Unlimited CEUs for 12 months $74.99
  14. 14. Summary  Addiction  Can happen to anyone  Develops over time  Erodes health and happiness in most areas of life  Can be chemical, behavioral or interpersonal  The addiction is the addicts best friend  Addiction is not just getting clean, it is changing thoughts and behaviors to become “sober.” Copyright AllCEUs.com 2010-2016. Unlimited CEUs for 12 months $74.99

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