The Addictive Personality: Understanding the Addictive Process and Compulsive Behavior

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About the Course:

Whether unfamiliar or familiar with some of the concepts involved in this material, you can benefit from information in this course. The Addictive Personality has helped people understand the process of addiction. It brings new depth and dimension to our understanding of how an individual becomes an addict. Nakken covers genetic factors tied to addiction, cultural influence on addictive behavior, the progressive nature of the disease, and steps to a successful recovery.

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Craig Nakken

Craig Nakken is an author, lecturer, trainer, and family therapist specializing in the treatment of addiction. He presently has a private therapy practice in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who provide services to or seek knowledge about the addictive personality and the process of addiction.

Course Objectives:

  1. be able to identify factors necessary for recovery from addiction

  2. become familiar with the common denominators of all addictions

  3. develop a deeper understanding of the addictive personality

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Course Number: 7010
Credit Hours: 4cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 4cr
Exam Fee: $27.88
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