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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

Course Outcomes
  • 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
Available Sections
Not currently offered this term