Expand your knowledge of substance use disorder
Enhance your understanding and skills to support individuals and families experiencing SUD.
Substance use disorder is on the RISE
Just like other illnesses, no one wakes up and decides to have a substance use disorder. For many, a childhood history, a painful experience, or an unmet need for acceptance and belonging initially leads to substance use. Often, that story begins early in life through childhood trauma, and research tells us that the more trauma a person experiences, the greater the chance of developing a substance use disorder later in life. In the general population, childhood trauma is common, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that substance use disorder is also common.
We understand that addiction and recovery are complex and often confusing. That’s why we created this online course as your starting point to provide a foundational understanding and concrete strategies for supporting those affected by substance use disorder.
RISE — Recovery-Impact-Support-Empower
Understanding substance use disorder is essential to successfully addressing it.
Order RISE today.
Your support begins with a foundational understanding
1 in 17 people worldwide misused controlled substances.
In 2019, over 20 million people in the US were diagnosed with substance use disorder.
As overwhelming as these statistics may be, these numbers only partially represent the impact of substance use on populations. That’s because we know that substance use impacts not just individuals but entire families.
RISE will provide you with education and tools to help you feel confident and competent in supporting people experiencing substance use disorder.
Rely on this course’s up-to-date research and evidence-based information that is relevant to anyone, whether you are supporting people on a professional or personal level.
You will feel safe and secure as you learn and seek to prevent further trauma or re-traumatization.
The course ends with a “choose-your-own-path” experience where you’ll complete learning objectives and practice scenarios that most apply to your role in supporting individuals and families with substance use disorder.
Not your average online learning
The information is broken into five learning modules and presented in various ways. This course can be completed by any individual interested in professional OR personal development focused on the topic of substance use disorders.
- Read content
- Watch videos
- Interactive elements such as journal entries, info buttons and knowledge checks
In this course, you will cover numerous topics that will enhance your understanding of substance use disorder, the opioid crisis, and risk and protective factors.
- Understanding more about treatment and recovery processes
- How SUD can impact parenting, parent-child attachment, and child development
- Strategies for implementing family-centered treatment for substance use disorder
- Strategies and skills you can use to support individuals and families experiencing substance use disorders
Learn at your own pace in this 9-hour online course. At the end of the course, participants will have an opportunity to apply what they have learned by completing practice scenarios.
- Build learners’ confidence and competence
- Experience meaningful strengths-based discussions
- Practice conversations with individuals and families experiencing substance use disorder