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Authentic Recovery


15 Hours

You will review what the author calls the Seven Toxic Compulsions: Alcohol, Drugs, Eating Disorders, Gambling, Hoarding, Smoking, Sex & Pornography. You will learn effective strategies to self-manage compulsive habits and addictions.

At NET Institute we embrace the definition of recovery put forth by SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in Washington DC). Definition: “Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.”

In Authentic Recovery you will learn valuable strategies and tools to support such a process of change. You will hear from more than 100 of the world’s top experts who share their research and wisdom on how to determine if your bad habit has become a dependency through self-assessments and symptom lists as well as which treatments will work best for you.

As we move from a pathology paradigm to a recovery paradigm, peers and professionals in the addiction field need training and information that help them to empower individuals and families facing addiction. Recover to Live written by Christopher Kennedy Lawford shows you how best to help yourself or a loved one recover from addiction and how to lead a fulfilling and productive life in recovery.

  1. Be introduced to the concept of alcohol and drug dependence on a continuum.
  2. Review the seven toxic compulsions and what dependence looks like.
  3. Understand codependency and how it plays into addiction and dependence.  
  4. Learn seven proven self-care tools to manage addictions.
  5. Be informed on how 12 Step groups really work and how they can help.

Certification Areas and Continuing Education: 15 Hours Total
Understanding Addiction / Treatment Knowledge

Required MaterialsRecover to Live: Kick Any Habit, Manage Any Addiction Lawford, Christopher Kennedy (2014). 

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