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MHT 2235 Family Dynamics of Addiction

Impact of substance use disorders on individual family members and overall family functioning. Focuses on the nature of addiction as a disease, its progression, symptoms and treatments. The nature of codependency is discussed. Insight is gained by the students regarding their biases about the disease of addiction.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Mental Health and Addiction Services
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: MHT 1130 AND Restricted to Majors 


  • Challenge present views about and gain insight into one's own personal family dynamics as it relates to helping clients.
  • Identify the components and terminology related to the addictive process and family dynamics of addiction.
  • Identify the roles played by family members and the stages of family dysfunction.
  • Identify addiction as a family disease and develop awareness of the role the family plays in treatment and recovery.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3