15 hrs | $105.00

This in-depth, personally reflective look at some of the current techniques used in addiction recovery will give students a richer understanding of how these techniques actually work.

Certification Areas and Continuing Education: 15 Hours Total

Scientific advances over the past decade have been made in addiction treatment. There is now a broader range of skills and treatment approaches that can help individuals overcome their struggle with drug and alcohol addiction.

Motivational therapy techniques help individuals get on the road to recovery and commit to making changes to drug and alcohol use. It also helps to strengthen client motivation. Cognitive behavioral therapy can help clients understand how thoughts can trigger addictive behaviors and how to recognize and change addictive thinking that makes one vulnerable to relapse. And finally, mindfulness techniques help to curb impulses to drink or use when dealing with the discomfort of cravings or other negative emotions (Addiction Recovery Skills Workbook).

The text for this course, The Addiction Recovery Skills Workbook, was written as a self-help guide for those in recovery, but it is also an effective tool for any professional working with clients with drug and alcohol addictions.


Glasner-Edwards, S. (2015). The Addiction Recovery Skills Workbook: Changing Addictive Behaviors Using CBT, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing Techniques.

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Student will learn how motivational therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness techniques can help individuals to establish new ways of responding to addictive impulses and break addictive cycles.


  • Understand how addiction affects the mind and body, and what steps can lead to healing.
  • Learn practical methods for abstaining from using drugs or alcohol.
  • Learn strategies to check and strengthen motivation.
  • Review healthy cognitive and behavioral coping skills.
  • Learn how to develop mindfulness practices to deal with emotions and prevent giving in to urges to drink or use.