Drug & Alcohol Counselor Program

Price: 
$2,800.00
Category: 
Counseling & Coaching
Combined Hours: 
540
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported
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Our Drug & Alcohol Counselor Program will provide you with all of the information needed to work with the chemically dependent and addicted.  Drug & Alcohol counselors experience the rare chance to change people's lives. There are few accomplishments as rewarding as taking back a life seized by addiction.

Drug and Alcohol Counseling Level 1

Have you ever thought about a career in addiction coaching? Do you feel passionate about helping people reclaim lives that have been deteriorated by drugs or alcohol? Addiction coaching professionals treat individuals who are in need of substance abuse counseling as well as offer peace of mind to the families of persons who are in need of drug addiction counseling. Our Drug and Alcohol Counseling course examines various substance abuse disorders and presents techniques for helping people overcome their addictions.

Prerequisite(s): None

Drug and Alcohol Counseling Level 2

Drug and Alcohol Counseling Level 2 is a comprehensive course for people who want to work with the chemically dependent and addicted in a variety of treatment settings. This course shows the student how to use the best evidence-based treatments available, including motivational enhancement, cognitive behavioral therapy, skills training, medication and 12 step facilitation. Guiding the student step-by-step through treatment, this course presents state-of-the-art tools, and forms and tests necessary to deliver outstanding treatment and to meet the highest standards demanded by accrediting bodies.

Prerequisite(s): Drug and Alcohol Counseling Level 1

** Course Subject to Change.

Drug and Alcohol Counseling Level 1

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall the basics of abuse and addiction
  • Differentiate between commonly abused chemicals
  • Recognize the various presentations of substance abuse disorder
  • Identify substance abuse disorders
  • List techniques for treating addiction

Drug and Alcohol Counseling Level 2

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • List the steps for initial assessment and treatment planning
  • Recall various therapies and treatment groups available
  • Recognize the steps involved in the AA 12 step program
  • Identify dual diagnosis and family treatment programs
  • Define clinical staff and characteristics of a good counselor

Drug and Alcohol Counseling Level 1

Drug and Alcohol Coaching - Level 1 Module 1
Basics of Abuse and Addiction

  • About Substance Abuse
  • The Cost of Chemical Abuse/Addiction
  • Definitions of Terms Used
  • The Growth of New "Addictions"
  • A Basic Misconception
  • Effects & Side Effects of Chemicals
  • Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

Drug and Alcohol Coaching - Level 1 Module 2
Commonly Abused Chemicals 1

  • Medical Uses of the Benzodiazepines
  • Central Nervous System Stimulants
  • CNS Stimulant Abuse
  • Cocaine Abuse & Dependence
  • History of Cocaine
  • Complications of Cocaine Abuse/Addiction
  • Marijuana Abuse & Addiction
  • A Medico-Legal Conundrum
  • Methods of Marijuana Abuse

Drug and Alcohol Coaching - Level 1 Module 3
Commonly Abused Chemicals 2

  • Abuse of & Addiction to Hallucinogens
  • Methods of Hallucinogen Abuse
  • The Pharmacology of LSD
  • ECSTASY (MDMA)
  • Salvia Divinorum
  • Abuse of & Addiction to Inhalants
  • Scope of the Problem of Inhalant and Steroid Abuse
  • Sources & Methods of Steroid Abuse
  • Chemicals & the Neonate
  • Scope of the Problem for Pregnant Women

Drug and Alcohol Coaching - Level 1 Module 4
The Many Faces of Substance Abuse

  • Gender & Addiction
  • Differing Effects of Common Drugs on Women
  • The Faces of Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
  • Rehabilitation for Children or Adolescents
  • SUD & College Students
  • Consequences of SUD in the College Population

Drug and Alcohol Coaching - Level 1 Module 5
Understanding Substance Abuse Disorders

  • Substance Use Disorders and the Family
  • Codependency
  • Enabling Behaviors
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Biopsychosocial Model of Addictions
  • Diseases of the Spirit
  • Benefits of Spirituality

Drug and Alcohol Coaching- Level 1 Module 6
The Treatment of Addiction

  • Assessment of Suspected Substance Use Disorders
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment Settings
  • Residential Treatment Programs
  • Characteristics of the Substance Rehabilitation Professional
  • The Treatment Plan
  • Aftercare Programs
  • Decision to Seek Treatment
  • Stages of Recovery

Drug and Alcohol Coaching - Level 1 Module 7
Other Issues in Chemical Dependence

  • Pharmacological Interventions for Substance Use Disorders
  • Relapse
  • Willpower
  • Support Groups to Promote and Sustain Recovery
  • Substance Use Disorders and Infectious Disease
  • AIDS
  • Hepatitis
  • Debate over Drugs
  • Debate over Legalization

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Drug and Alcohol Counseling Level 2

Drug and Alcohol Counseling 2 Module 1
Counseling: The Initial Hours

  • How to Greet Patients
  • How to Handle Family Members
  • Beginning the Therapeutic Alliance
  • The Initial Assessment
  • The Intoxicated Patient
  • How Patients React in Detoxification
  • The Biopsychosocial Interview
  • Diagnosis and Disposition
  • The Treatment Plan
  • How to Build a Treatment Plan
  • The Problem List
  • Goals and Objectives
  • Treatment Plan Review
  • How to Write Progress Notes

Drug and Alcohol Counseling 2 Module 2
Counseling and Treatment

  • Individual Treatment Process
  • The Therapeutic Alliance
  • Transference and Countertransference
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • How Patients Use Feelings Inappropriately
  • How Patients Learn Relationship Skills
  • Benefits of Group Therapy
  • Preparation for the Group
  • The Honesty Group
  • The Euphoric Recall Group
  • The Reading Group
  • The Relapse Prevention Group
  • The Spirituality Group
  • The Childhood Group
  • The Men’s Group / Women’s Group
  • The Community Group
  • The Personal Inventory Group
  • Creating and Using Contracts

Drug and Alcohol Counseling 2 Module 3
The AA 12 Step

  • Step One: Powerless and Unmanageable
  • Step Two: Belief in a Higher Power
  • Step Three: Turn it Over to God
  • Step Four: Fearless Moral Inventory
  • Step Five: Sharing the Moral Inventory
  • Educational Lectures Series
  • Lecture Series: The Disease
  • Lecture Series: Defense Mechanisms
  • Lecture Series: The Great Lie & the Truth
  • Lecture Series: Normal Development
  • Lecture Series: Physical Addiction and Recovery
  • Lecture Series: Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Lecture Series: Understanding Feelings

Drug and Alcohol Counseling 2 Module 4
Dual Diagnosis and Family Therapy

  • Psychiatric / Psychological Assessment
  • Depressed Patient
  • Angry Patient
  • Homicidal Patient
  • Personality Disorders
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Borderline Patient
  • Narcissistic Patient
  • Anxious Patient
  • Psychotic Patient
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  • Patient with Low Intellectual Functioning
  • The Elderly Patient
  • Early childhood Trauma
  • Pathological Gambler
  • Adolescent Treatment
  • The Family Program
  • How to Treat Family Members

Drug and Alcohol Counseling 2 Module 5
The Clinical Staff and Being a Good Counselor

  • The Physician
  • Psychologist & Psychiatrist
  • Nursing Staff
  • Clinical Director and Supervisor
  • Chemical Dependency Counselor
  • The Rehabilitation Technician
  • Activities Coordinator
  • Team Building
  • Staff-Patient Problems
  • Discharge Summary and Aftercare
  • Outpatient Discharge Criteria
  • Understanding the Drugs
  • Being a Good Counselor
  • Characteristics of a Good Counselor
  • Code of Ethics

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Ed4Online is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks*. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!**

*A few courses still have physical materials.
 

Drug and Alcohol Counseling Level 2

Upon successful completion of our Drug and Alcohol Counseling Level 1 and Level 2 courses, students may be prepared, in part, to sit for licensing and credentialing exams. Each state has its own regulations.

** Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.