Develop a plan to increase your knowledge base in this area. Be as specific as you can (i.e, Who would you talk with? What would you read? What courses or seminars would you take? What experiences would be useful?). Week 7 Discussion


Medically oriented knowledge is needed to support people struggling with substance use and addiction. Considering that I am new to the field of working with people battling substance abuse and addictive disorders, this article discusses a program that helped me build this fundamental capacity. First, I identify and address the most important contacts. The most resourceful source of knowledge is physicians, including psychiatrists, with a reasonable background in substance use and addiction. Discussions with psychologists and public health experts are also important. In addition, I consult with scholars in the fields of substance abuse and management to familiarize myself with relevant research and data. Talking to a rehab manager can also be helpful.

Develop a plan to increase your knowledge base in this area. Be as specific as you can (i.e, Who would you talk with? What would you read? What courses or seminars would you take? What experiences would be useful?). Week 7 Discussion


Medically oriented knowledge is needed to support people struggling with substance use and addiction. Considering that I am new to the field of working with people battling substance abuse and addictive disorders, this article discusses a program that helped me build this fundamental capacity. First, I identify and address the most important contacts. The most resourceful source of knowledge is physicians, including psychiatrists, with a reasonable background in substance use and addiction. Discussions with psychologists and public health experts are also important. In addition, I consult with scholars in the fields of substance abuse and management to familiarize myself with relevant research and data. Talking to a rehab manager can also be helpful.

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