What is addiction?
In this discussion, you will pretend you are going to offer psychoeducation about addiction and its impact on the body to your clients. Your psychoeducation should answer these two questions: What is addiction? How is it impacting your body?
You will practice providing psychoeducation on this topic to your client. In your post, please share the following:
Who do you imagine your client to be? Will it be an adolescent? An adult? Will that person be going through a detox process or in treatment of some kind? You are encouraged to choose a population that you anticipate you might work with in the future.
Explain the most important information to provide to your client in an age appropriate way.
Create a handout that you could use to review the information with the client. Share this as a PDF with the class. The idea is to create a group of “resources” that you all can save to use in practice. Make sure you use citations for information that comes from the textbook and/our course readings.
Initial Post Prompt:
Your initial discussion board post should be between 200 – 300 words in length plus the PDF handout. Be sure to use APA style and format If you use in-text citations and references. You should also include a descriptive subject line in this initial post.