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The Addiction Maze, 8 hours

Updated, this course guides participants through current addictions both behavioral and chemical. Staff learn about addiction and the brain, interventions, and current treatment strategies. Find out why some chemical substances are harder to abstain from and how legal drug use logically connects to the use of street drugs. What are “designer drugs?”  Who makes and uses them? Why is food addiction so incredibly hard and what can be done to treat this addiction? There are behavioral addictions to examine: sex, gambling, and cell phones. Explore the commonalities of chemical and behavioral addictions. This course guides the learner through this maze.