Understanding Addictions – Training for Foster Carers, Social Workers, Drug Workers and Social Housing staff.
According to the charity Action on Addiction, 1 in 3 of us is addicted to something. This means that we are all likely to be touched by addiction in some way either personally, within our circle of family or friends or the wider community.
To be of any support to those at risk we need a solid foundation of understanding around:
- But how does addiction develop?
- What can we do to treat it?
- What can we do to prevent it?
The course will address these questions. The course will better equip workers and carers to help the young or vulnerable people in their care navigate this complex area.
- Define dependency
- Distinguish dependencies from habits, and identify the signs of dependency
- Discuss the addictive process, the physiology of dependency, and the biopsychosocial model of dependency
- Describe types of dependencies, including gambling, work, exercise, sexual, and internet dependencies, as well as codependence
- Consider support strategies for your young person