MHT 2235 Family Dynamics of Addiction
Impact of substance use disorders on individual family members and overall family functioning. Focuses on the nature of addiction as a disease, its progression, symptoms and treatments. The nature of codependency is discussed. Insight is gained by the students regarding their biases about the disease of addiction.
Prerequisites: MHT 1130
- Identify the roles played by family members and the stages of family dysfunction.
- Identify addiction as a family disease and develop awareness of the role the family plays in treatment and recovery.
- Challenge present views about and gain insight into one's own personal family dynamics as it relates to helping clients.
- Identify the components and terminology related to the addictive process and family dynamics of addiction.
Credit Hours: 3
- Classroom: 3 hours
- Division: Health Sciences
- Department: Mental Health and Addiction Services
- Repeatable Credit: No
- Offered Online: No