BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ACHD-224 - Addictions and Recovery - 3.00 Credits

ACHD-224 - Addictions and Recovery - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will examine the various forms of addictions including substance, solvents, and process addictions. Students will have the opportunity to examine addictions from a structural perspective and how colonialism, and residential schools have contributed to the social challenges of Aboriginal communities. Processes of recovery will be explored, including western models and traditional models. This course will address the legacy of physical and sexual abuse in residential schools, including intergenerational impacts by providing students with the opportunity to understand how residential schools have contributed to high levels of addictions in our communities, and how recovery can be effective by utilizing a blend of contemporary and traditional models.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Community & Health Development Diploma - Aboriginal Community and Health Diploma
  • Indigenous Holistic Wellness and Addictions Certificate - IHWA Courses
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2024 (September - December)
  • Prerequisites : ACHD 126,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • articulate the principles, guidelines and strategies emerging from various theoretical frameworks of addictions;

  • integrate different perspectives and approaches into the addictions counselling process;

  • incorporate traditional values with contemporary practice methods;

  • understand the lack of self-worth, loss of power, and that addictive behaviour is a direct impact of the residential school process;

  • recognize risk situations and indicators for substance abuse;

  • critically analyze social problems currently faced by Aboriginal communities such as substance abuse and family violence;

  • understand the process of community and health development as a framework to address addictions; and

  • identify the distinction between alcoholism, alcohol abuse, or other problem drinking.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Miller, Geraldine A. (1999). Learning the language of addiction counseling. Toronto: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Other Resources:
  • As per Instructor.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved August 2004.
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    M,T,W,TH,F8:00AM - 5:00PM17 Nov 202407 Dec 2024