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Drug & Alcohol Treatment Specialist

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Drug & Alcohol Treatment Specialist

Stratford’s drug and alcohol specialist course is an excellent first step in learning more about drug addiction treatment. Whether you already have a career in counseling, or want to learn more this topic for personal reasons, Stratford's program can help you gain valuable knowledge to assist those in need.

This detailed program covers drugs and their side effects as well as positive ways to successfully counsel individuals who may be plagued by drug and alcohol dependency.

Students can study at home at a pace that is most convenient for them to learn more about this career field.
Drug & Alcohol Treatment Specialist Module 1
Preparing to Counsel Others

• The Foundations of Human Behavior
• The Process of Socialization
• Social Issues in General
• Social Issues in the Workplace
• A Recipe for Psychological and Social Wellness
• Counseling Tasks and Competencies
• Recognizing Ambiguity and Complexity

Drug & Alcohol Treatment Specialist Module 2
Drugs and Society Volume 1
• Effects of Drugs on Society and Dimensions of Drug Use
• Understanding Drug Use and Abuse
• Drug Use, Regulation and the Law
• Homeostatic Systems and Drugs
• How and Why Drugs Work
• CNS Depressants
• Pharmacological Effects of Alcohol
• Behavioral Effects of Alcohol

Drug & Alcohol Treatment Specialist Module 3
Drugs and Society Volume 2
• Narcotics
• Stimulants
• Tobacco
• Hallucinogens
• Marijuana
• Inhalants
• OTC, Prescription and Herbal Drugs
• Drug Use within Major Subcultures
• Drug Abuse Prevention
• Treating Drug Dependence

Drug & Alcohol Treatment Specialist Module 4
Substance Abuse Counseling
• Substance Abuse Counseling for the 21st Century
• Drugs and Their Effects
• Motivational Interviewing
• Assessment and Treatment Planning
• Helping Clients Change
• Empowering Clients through Group Work
• Maintaining Change in Substance Use Behavior
• Working with Families
• Programming Planning and Evaluation
• Preventing Substance Abuse

This program is specifically designed to serve as an introduction or enhancement of the theoretical knowledge required for the vocational application of this subject. It is intended to help individuals in the furtherance of their vocational training and is not intended as a substitute for licensing or certification requirements, which may include an apprenticeship or additional training, as required by law.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date addiction counseling textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your addiction counseling studies. The order in which the material is presented may vary.

"Stratford encouraged me to persevere, and I finally accomplished my goals."

Anar S.

"This was an effective and efficient way to get the tools I need to be a good counselor. The lessons are practical and will help me grow. It was worth my time and investment."

Saundra B.