The Heart of Addiction

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About the Course:

The Heart of Addiction, based on more than twenty-five years of clinical practice by distinguished psychiatrist Dr. Lance Dodes, presents a radical approach to understanding and harnessing the emotional forces that drive addictions.

Dr. Dodes sets out to completely change the way we treat alcoholism and other addictions, including compulsive gambling and sexual addiction. He describes how all addictions have at their heart certain emotional/psychological factors that, once understood, can be successfully managed. Dr. Dodes’s book provides the keys to mastering addictions and answers the critical questions: Why do we feel the impulse? Why do we feel it when we do? How can we find what else to do in that critical moment?

Journal/Publisher:

Harper Collins

Publication Date:

2002

Author

Lance Dodes, M.D.

Lance Dodes, M.D., a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, where he is a member of the Division on Addictions. He is also the Director of the Boston Center for Problem Gambling. He has served as the director of the alcoholism and substance abuse treatment unit of Harvard’s McLean Hospital, and as the director of the alcoholism unit at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (now part of Massachusetts General Hospital). He is also on the faculty of the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute, where he teaches courses in compulsive and addictive behavior. Dodes’s work has been published in many professional journals.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the nature of addiction and intervention strategies. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the emotional state that precedes a person’s decision to engage in an addictive behavior.

  2. Explain how people suffering from addictions can learn to recognize redirections of energy and find substitute behaviors.

  3. Describe the limitations of traditional treatment approaches and their potential harm.

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Course Number: 101013
Total Credit Hours: 8cr
Exam Fee: $55.76
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