Addiction is a progressive condition that affects every aspect of the human experience: physical, psychological, social, familial, professional, legal, financial, and spiritual. The progression moves through stages from early, to middle, to advanced stages that can lead to death without strategic interventions.
Many types of professionals are skilled in delivering acute care responses to addiction including emergency first responders, doctors, nurses, personnel in detoxification centers, psychologists, therapists, social workers, recovery support specialists, etc.
This course provides Addiction Professionals with best practices in addiction care related to early recovery in order to better support a client’s transition from clinical treatment or detoxification services into the initial phase of ‘Recovery.’ Like addiction, recovery is marked by stages referred to as early, middle, and long term or established recovery.
Addiction Care: Early Recovery is based on The Recovery Book, 2nd Ed. by Al J. Mooney, M.D. It is an exhaustive guide on what to expect and how to navigate the stages of the recovery journey. Dr. Mooney provides professionals, recovering individuals and family members with a clear recovery plan along with supporting evidence, real life examples and expert advice on how to move through the stages of recovery while avoiding potential pitfalls.