Ch 7: Counseling for Substance Abuse

About This Chapter

The Counseling For Substance Abuse chapter of this Guide to Becoming a Substance Abuse Counselor Help and Review course is the simplest way to master counseling for substance abuse. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of counseling for substance abuse.

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Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a counseling for substance abuse unit of a standard substance abuse counselor course. Topics covered include:

  • Substance related disorders and their treatment
  • Addiction and addictive behaviors
  • Physical consequences of drug abuse
  • Drug abuse and addictions counseling
  • Becoming a certified addiction counselor
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Rehabilitation counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Family counseling in substance abuse treatment
  • Aversion therapy and when to use it
  • The numbers of alcohol abuse problems

10 Lessons in Chapter 7: Counseling for Substance Abuse
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Substance Abuse & Substance Dependence: Definition & Characteristics

1. Substance Abuse & Substance Dependence: Definition & Characteristics

Many people have a drink now and then, but how do you know if you have a substance-related disorder? This lesson will help you learn the difference between just having a drink and having an actual problem.

Treating Substance-Related Disorders: Biological, Behavioral and Psychodynamic Approaches

2. Treating Substance-Related Disorders: Biological, Behavioral and Psychodynamic Approaches

Millions of people suffer from alcohol and drug addiction. How do people get over addiction? In this lesson, we'll look at four different approaches to substance use treatment.

Addiction and Addictive Behaviors: Types & Warning Signs

3. Addiction and Addictive Behaviors: Types & Warning Signs

This lesson will define addiction and addictive behavior in addition to taking a look at what addictive behaviors have in common and what things to look out for in a potential addict.

Drug Abuse: Physical Consequences and Treatment

4. Drug Abuse: Physical Consequences and Treatment

The kidneys, heart, lungs, and skin are all affected by drug use, sometimes severely so. You'll learn how and also the many different ways by which a person can be treated for substance abuse in this lesson.

Drug Abuse and Addictions Counseling

5. Drug Abuse and Addictions Counseling

This lesson looks into current and fundamental knowledge of drug abuse and addiction counselors by exploring the terminology and typology of addiction and substances.

Becoming a Certified Addiction Counselor

6. Becoming a Certified Addiction Counselor

Substance abuse counseling is an important field, and therefore we need to ensure that it meets a certain level of quality. In this lesson, we'll talk about the career path of for addiction counselors, as well as reasons they might attain additional certifications.

Co-Occuring Disorders in Addiction Counseling

7. Co-Occuring Disorders in Addiction Counseling

When someone has both a substance abuse problem and another type of mental illness, it's called a co-occurring disorder. Treating both of the illnesses together is shown to be most effective for long term results. This lesson will describe co-occurring disorders, ways to screen for common mental illness that can occur, and some of the most common treatment options.

Rehabilitation Counseling: Definition & Techniques

8. Rehabilitation Counseling: Definition & Techniques

This lesson is a walk through of the issues, ideas, and programs involved with rehabilitation counseling. Included is a step by step process of what it can look like and who is involved.

Group Therapy in Addiction Counseling

9. Group Therapy in Addiction Counseling

Group therapy is just one of many methods used in addiction counseling. There are several different types of group counseling. This lesson explains the use of group therapy in addiction counseling, including various approaches.

Alcohol Abuse Problems: Rates, Effects & Treatment

10. Alcohol Abuse Problems: Rates, Effects & Treatment

This lesson examines alcohol use and abuse from various viewpoints, including biological, sociological, and the various theories on why alcoholism occurs. Treatment is also covered and what a counselor should be aware of when conducting detox.

Chapter Practice Exam
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