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MODULE 1TRAINING INTRODUCTION

Curriculum 1
Physiology and Pharmacology for
Addiction Professionals
The Colombo Plan Asian Centre for Certification and Education of Addiction Professionals Training Series
Curriculum 1
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Module 1 Learning Objectives
Explain the overall training goals and at least
four objectives of the 3-day training
State at least one personal learning goal
List and define at least five terms related to the
physiology and pharmacology of drug use and
addiction

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Partner Exercise: Introductions
What is your name?
What is your job title? What does your job
entail?
Can you tell me a recent amusing experience
OR one interesting fact about yourself (this
could be a special skill, interest, hobby)?

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Training Materials
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Break
15 minutes
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The Global Problem
149272 million people used illicit substances
at least once in 2009


Source: UNODC. (2011). World drug report 2011. New York: United Nations.
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Substance-Related Disorders
DSM-IV-TR
Substance-Related Disorders
Substance Use Disorders
Substance Dependence
Substance Abuse
Substance-Induced Disorders
Substance Intoxication
Substance Withdrawal
Substance-Induced Mental Disorders


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Substance Use Disorders
Includes the categories Harmful Use and
Dependence Syndrome of the World Health
Organizations International Classification of
Diseases (ICD)-10
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The Global Problem
1539 million problem drug users
Problem drug use was determined based on:
The number of people reported to be dependent
on a substance
The number who injected substances
The number reporting long duration of use of
opioids, amphetamines, or cocaine

Source: UNODC. (2011). World drug report 2011. New York: United Nations.
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The Global Problem
1121 million people injected drugs in 2009

About 18 percent of those who inject drugs are
HIV positive
About 50 percent of those who inject drugs are
infected with the hepatitis C virus
Source: UNODC. (2011). World drug report 2011. New York: United Nations.
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The Global Problem
Global consequences of SUDs are far-
reaching and include:
Higher rates of hepatitis and tuberculosis
Lost productivity
Injuries and deaths from automobile and other
accidents
Overdose deaths
Suicides
Violence
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The Global Problem

There continues to be an enormous unmet
need for drug use prevention, treatment, care
and support, particularly in developing
countries.
Yuri Fedotov, Executive Director, UNODC
Source: UNODC. (2011). World drug report 2011 (p. 9). New York: United Nations.
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Training Series Goals
Build international treatment capacity:
Train
Professionalize
Expand

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Curricula in the Series
Curriculum 1: Physiology and Pharmacology
for Addiction Professionals (this curriculum, 3
days)
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Curricula in the Series
Curriculum 2: Treatment for Substance Use
DisordersThe Continuum of Care for
Addiction Professionals (5 days)
Foundational, not how-to or skills-based course
Overview of recovery and recovery management,
stages of change, factors affecting treatment
outcomes, principles of effective treatment,
components of treatment, and evidence-based
practices, including couples and family counseling
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Curricula in the Series
Curriculum 3: Common Co-Occurring Mental
and Medical DisordersAn Overview for
Addiction Professionals (2 days)
Foundational, not how-to or skills-based course
Overview of the relationship of co-occurring
disorders to one another and to related treatment
issues, and descriptions of commonly co-occurring
mental and medical disorders
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Curricula in the Series
Curriculum 4: Basic Counseling Skills for
Addiction Professionals (5 days)
Skills-based course
Overview of the helping relationship;
intentionality, or focus, in counseling; cross-
cutting counseling skills; basic motivational
interviewing; teaching clients recovery skills; and
group counseling skills and psychoeducational
group skills
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Curricula in the Series
Curriculum 5: Assessment and Intake,
Treatment Planning, and Documentation for
Addiction Professionals (4 days)
Skills-based course
Effective, integrated assessment and treatment
planning and documentation as a treatment tool


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Curricula in the Series
Curriculum 6: Case Management for Addiction
Professionals (2 days)
Foundational and skills-based course
Overview of case management in SUD treatment
and skills practice in case management functions
(planning, linkage, monitoring, advocacy,
consultation, and collaboration)
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Curricula in the Series
Curriculum 7: Crisis Intervention for Addiction
Professionals (2 days)
Foundational and skills-based course
Crisis as a part of life, guidelines for crisis
management, managing suicide risk, and
avoiding your own crisis (counselor self-care)
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Curricula in the Series
Curriculum 8: Ethics for Addiction
Professionals (4 days)
Foundational course
Professional conduct and ethical behavior,
confidentiality, ethical principles and professional
codes of ethics, ethical decision-making, and
supervision and ethical practice
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Curricula in the Series
Curriculum 9: Working With Families in
Substance Use Disorder Treatment (3 days)
Foundational and skills-based course
Impact of SUDs on family systems; benefits of
involving family in treatment, engaging family
members, and providing family services
(psychoeducation, conjoint family sessions,
multifamily group counseling); differences
between family counseling and family therapy;
and importance of making referrals
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Curriculum 1 Training Goals
To provide participants with an understanding
of the physiology of addiction as a brain
disease
To provide participants with information about
the pharmacology of psychoactive substances

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Curriculum 1 Learning Objectives
Name and briefly describe four classes of psychoactive
substances
Describe the ways in which psychoactive substances
may be taken
Define substance use disorders
Define physiological dependence
Define addiction
Briefly describe the ways in which substance use affects
normal brain communication
Define and describe the concept of stigma
Describe the effects and consequences of at least six
psychoactive substances

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Exercise: Training Expectations
Write two training expectations on your
remaining index card
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Partner Exercise: Terminology
Look at your terms
Find the definition for each of your terms
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Lunch
60 minutes