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ACD 249 - Relapse Prevention

2.0 Credits
Identifies stages and process of recovery, strengths and vulnerabilities, and the concept of relapse as a process; prevention planning and strategies for assessing recovery plans. Prerequisite: ACD 140 and ACD 247 or instructor permission.

Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe formal criteria for the diagnosis of substance dependency to any drug. [REASON]
  2. Describe the nature and professional procedures involved in formal treatment and social support groups. [REASON]
  3. Demonstrate and ability to differentiate treatment completion from entering recovery. [REASON]
  4. Demonstrate a clear understanding of relapse as process and how it relates to a state of recovery. [REASON]
  5. Demonstrate methods to identify patient behaviors inconsistent with recovery and provide motivation for self examination and decision clarification. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Explain the importance of creating highly specific individualized relapse prevention plans. [REASON]
  7. Describe stages of human change, ambivalence and motivational interviewing as a preferred practice. [REASON]
  8. Explain scientifically supported models for relapse prevention and continuing care procedures. [REASON]

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