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Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, and other Mental Health Professionals
The source of addictions
- What happens chemically and physiologically in the brains of people with substance dependency or behavior addiction
- The false “blessings” of addiction as experienced by the addict (e.g., as emotional anesthetic, as personality booster, as social lubricant, and so on)
The development of the addicted mind
- How early childhood experiences shape the brain
- The social basis of addiction in economic, cultural and political dislocation and disempowerment
- How much choice does the addict really have, and how much responsibility
Developing a therapeutic relationship in which healing occurs
- How to encourage the addict to take responsibility
The prevention of addiction, both in adolescence and earlier
- Describe the chemical and physiological action in the brains of substance dependency.
- Summarize how early childhood experiences shape the brain.
- Explain Dr. Maté’s view on the social bias of addiction.