Addictions and Recovery 2.0



There are 3 Continuing Education Units included with this course.

This course is designed to equip counselors to gain further understanding of food addictions, sexual addictions, and adolescent substance abuse. Addictions and Recovery 2.0 examines each of these critical areas and offers practical and biblical solutions for those who work with addictive populations.


Course Lessons

ADR 101: Sweet Salvation: Freedom from Food Addiction
Rhona Epstein, Psy.D.

Food addiction is a widespread problem in the United States. The physical aspects of food addiction include cravings, out of control eating and the inability to stop despite health and emotional problems. There are strong comparisons between food addictions and drug and alcohol addictions, including similarities in brain responses.


ADR 102: Lust and Fantasy: Taking Every Thought Captive
Mark Laaser, Ph.D.

The Apostle Paul’s teaching states that believers are able to take their thoughts captive and make them obedient to Christ. Dr. Laaser addresses short-term behavioral strategies, as well as long-term spiritual and emotional growth that are necessary to achieve this goal. Understanding brain chemistry, fantasies and how they are messages from the soul, are key components.


ADR 103: Counseling the Addictive Adolescent

Joshua Straub, Ph.D.

When considering the adolescent population, the sooner drug or alcohol use is detected and action is taken, the better the chances for changing current and long-term behavior. Parental influences and styles, environmental factors and neurobiology all impact the subtle symptoms of chemical abuse. This session also explores generalities about sober teenagers and the symptoms of codependency.

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