Learning Objectives

Review the learning objectives to reinforce the most important material.

After reading this chapter, you will be able to

  1.  Explain why substance use and addiction occur and why they are so hard to overcome.
  2.  Understand the role of codependency in substance use and addiction.
  3.  Explain why prevention of substance use and addiction is so important.
  4.  Understand social workers’ roles in substance use and addiction.
  5.  Identify substance use and addiction treatment concepts and settings.
  6.  Explain why some forms of treatment present moral, personal, and social dilemmas.
  7. Recognize how stigma and bias impede the drug-abuse recovery process.