Treating addiction can be a confusing, sometimes frustrating matter for anyone in the field, and often we are not quite sure where to start. This course is designed to help you understand addiction and some of the behavior associated with criminal justice clients. The goal is to help clients take an honest look at the choices they have made as a result of their addiction to alcohol or other drugs. Upon completion of this course you will gain an understanding of how to move clients toward the goals of treatment, healthy thinking and sobriety.
This course contains information to help the person who lives inside the addict or offender, his private person, who wakes up at three in the morning and wonders where his life is going. As an addiction professional, it is your job to manage and challenge the client in hopes of motivating them towards change.
About the Instructor:
Delbert Boone is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on addiction and criminal behavior and other social ramifications associated with addicted individuals. His ability to consistently help drug offenders and addiction professionals understand the parallels between addiction and criminal behavior is well established.
Over the past 30 years Delbert Boone has worked with addicts from all walks of life. By relating his own struggles with addiction to alcohol and heroin and his incarceration, he has given hope where there previously was none. Boone has developed the tools to help individuals who are facing addiction to alcohol and other drugs, incarceration, depression, frustration, and loneliness.
Boone’s primary work is through his own consulting and training firm, NND Productions, in which he consults with both local and federal correctional systems. He also works with school districts and law enforcement officials nationwide to deliver quality and effective substance abuse treatment programs, services and training.
Delbert Boone is an award winning film presenter for FMS, Productions, Inc. Since 1995, he has been honored with nine International Telly Awards and recognized for outstanding contributions at four American Corrections Association Film Festivals for his video/DVD programs. Boone is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, Certified Psychotherapist, American Institute of Clinical Psychotherapists and received his BS degree from the Central Michigan University.