The aim of this course is: Understanding Addiction – is it a choice?

The objectives of this course include the following:

• To explore the complexities and myths of addiction and behaviour, including definition

• To understand that addiction is a brain disorder

• To explore the impact of addiction on society -who does it effect?

• To consider the impact on children / families

• To understand the drug/alcohol agencies and meeting their “Tier” system

• To explore how health and social care can work with addiction family interventions

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