Genealogy, Genetics & Substance Abuse

What the Addiction Counselor Needs to Know about Genetics


This course will provide the substance abuse counselor with the basic information necessary to understand the hereditary and environmental factors involved with substance abuse. By helping your client make sense of how genetics AND their surroundings affect their substance dependence, you can help them avoid an attitude of hopelessness by encouraging them and emphasizing that they are not destined to fail in their attempts to recover.

Chapter 1:   CE Article

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