HSV210N : Introduction to Addiction Recovery Support Work

This course is designed to introduce students to the guiding principles of addiction recovery support. Students will learn about the four domains of recovery support (Ethical Responsibility, Advocacy, Mentoring & Education, Recovery & Wellness Support) and the twelve core functions of alcohol and drug abuse counselors (screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, reports and record keeping and consultation). Students will understand the varying roles of substance abuse treatment professions as well as the levels of care ranging from acute to aftercare and relapse prevention. The essential nature of trauma informed approaches and the importance of cultural competence in practice are embedded throughout the course. Students will develop awareness of the importance of boundaries, culturally sensitive and trauma informed practice and legal and ethical issues in recovery support.