Introduction to Addiction and Recovery Training
In this dynamic and interactive course we define addiction while making the physiology, neuro-biology, developmental evolution, and psychology easier to understand. You will see how all addiction starts with a normal reward and pleasure systems that operate in all of us. Addiction is how this goes awry due to early (and perhaps surprising) examples of emotional neglect and trauma. Because this training is written and delivered by a professional with individual experience of addiction, attendees will hear descriptions of what it feels like to be trapped in the cycles of shame and obsession, compulsion and loss of control. Besides medical perspectives, we explain other addiction models like the dislocation theory. The course is based on the latest understanding of addiction from psychology and biology, backed and complemented by real life practical experiences of addiction and recovery.
The training is an informative 3 hours course with examples from many addictions relating to both behaviours and substances, led by KC, our Addiction Recovery Engagement Facilitator.
KC works on his own recovery, as well as mentoring others to recover, by drawing on his own struggles and progress after 25 years in active addiction. Plus he learns by researching, as well as talking to others in addiction and colleagues who work in the mental health and addiction recovery field. KC enjoys teaching, raising awareness, challenging stigma and giving a voice to others who have experienced these challenges.