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Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Substance Use Disorder: How It All Begins A. Meet Louis B. Why Do SUDs Begin? C. Why Do They Do It? D. Remember . . . E. The “Addictive Personality” F. Behaviors Don’t Just Stop with Substance Use G. How Do SUDs Start? H. Healthy Relationships I. SUDs and Loneliness J. SUDs and Avoidance K. Good vs. Bad L. Thinking Like a Child M. Different Kinds of High N. Understanding Louis’ SUD Process O. Practice What You’ve Learned P. Section Summary Section 3: Stages of the SUD Process A. The Three Stages of an SUD B. Stage One: Internal Changes C. More on Stage One D. Seductive Stage One E. Flip Flopping between SUDs F. Turning the SUD Inside G. Addictive Logic H. Delusions of SUDs I. Stage Two: Lifestyle Change J. More Lifestyle Changes K. Developing Rituals L. Relationship Damage M. Acting Out Becomes Dangerous N. Stage Three: Total Lifestyle Breakdown O. Meet Kelcey P. When Nothing Seems to Work Anymore Q. Physical Breakdown R. Breaking the Cycle S. Let’s Review T. Section Summary Section 4: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations
Dr. Jenkins is a Counseling Psychologist, and a professor of psychology at Wagner College in New York. He teaches a variety of courses, including Health Psychology, Psychological Testing, Psychopathology, Sleep and Dreams, Principles of Counseling Psychology, and Positive Psychology. He also has extensive clinical experience, and has worked in prisons, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and college counseling centers providing individual and group psychotherapy, as well as psychoeducational workshops. He is an associate fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute for Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and completed a year-long post-doctoral training at the institute. Dr. Jenkins scholarly works have been published in top psychological journals and edited books, and presented at national conferences. Disclosure: Steve Jenkins, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Staff Writer: Naju Madra, M.A.
Naju Madra, M.A. is an internal subject matter expert and clinical content writer for Relias' Behavioral Healthcare library. She earned her Master's degree in Psychology with specific study in neuropsychological assessment for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. She brings with her a wealth of experience in clinical assessment, along with expertise in large-scale clinical research project management, recruitment, training, as well as in-person and web-based curriculum development.
In addition to scholarly activities such as writing manuals and preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, Ms. Madra has over 15 years of behavioral healthcare experience ranging from crisis counseling and job coaching for individuals with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders, to community college instruction, and trauma specialist at the Veterans Health Administration. In her current role, Ms. Madra has contributed authorship to over 100 behavioral healthcare course offerings for both licensed and non-licensed professionals in the Health & Human Services market.Disclosure: Naju Madra, M.A. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.