Crossroads Learning Experience
Understanding the Dynamics of
Substance Abuse and Recovery
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Workshop agenda

Day 1

Introductions – Overview – “What is it that you need from this training?”

Introduction to drugs – definition of drug, body chemistry, allergic reaction,
synergistic effect

Categories of drugs – alcohol, methamphetamine, marijuana,
pharmaceuticals, video

Why would someone take a drug?  Multi-causal factors


Day 2

Welcome – questions – review

Discuss the disease concept of addiction – signs and symptoms of the
continuum of drug abuse

Understanding the “moment” and strategies for dealing with denial

Understanding the continuum of treatment modalities – Detox, in-patient, out-
patient, 12 step programs

Relapse – triggers, therapeutic relapse

Review, questions, post-test

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