"As a recovery ally and mental health advocate that struggles with my own mental health issues, and as someone with an addict sister, Chris' videos and posts are a valuable resource as I try to explain the foundation of the disease of addiction and the role mental health plays in addiction, recovery, and relapse to people that can't grasp those concepts."
- Paige B., Recovery Ally & Mental Health Advocate
If you're someone in recovery and have always asked, "Why am I an addict?", this course will provide you with many of those answers. If you have a loved one who is addicted to alcohol or drugs, you'll gain knowledge as to what's happening in their brain as well as how his or her addiction may have developed.
Addiction is killing 10s of thousands of people in the United States each year, and the biggest issue is due to a lack of education as well as a stigma. Many people don't understand addiction, which prevents people from getting help. Without an understanding of how addiction works, it's also difficult to recover from addiction, which is what caused the instructor to relapse many times in the past.
In this course, we're going to be talking about what addiction is, and how it actually works in the brain. You're going to learn about what's happening on a biological level, which may answer some questions as to why you or a loved one can't stop drinking or using. Understanding this also explains why addicts and alcoholics have certain behaviors.
Finally, we'll be talking about how the simple practice of mindfulness is scientifically proven to help strengthen the recovery of anyone who is trying to stay sober.
This course is a little over an hour worth of material that you can go through at you're own pace. The course also comes with free mindfulness downloads that you can download to your phone or computer!
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"I am a special education teacher who works with kids with behavioral challenges and a variety of conditions. Everything from oppositional defiance disorder to autism to bipolar disorder to schizotypal disorders to depression. I am also an individual with autism. The things that Rewired Soul shares and teaches are research based, accurate, and designed to help individuals with non-neurotypical brains unstand themselves and overcome challenges unique to them. Rewired Soul teaches others how to understand these individuals and have compassion for them. How to help them rather than shame, fear, and loathe them. In short Rewired Soul is what we need in this world. Without compassion and understanding we will never be able to overcome the challenges we have faced for millenia. It's time we do."
- Brian M., Special Education Teacher
After struggling with anxiety, depression and addiction for most of his life, Chris now helps people who are struggling. Chris has been sober since 2012 and works in the mental health and addiction field. He uses evidence-based practices to help people live a better life.
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"Understanding addiction helped me to empathize with my mom. It afforded me the ability to let go of the hate I'd been feeling. We're friends now."
- Will D., Author
StartCourse Outline (1:24)
PreviewWhy is it important to understand addiction? (3:22)
StartHistory of addiction treatment (8:19)
StartIs addiction a disease? (10:55)
StartRisk factors for addiction (18:58)
StartUnderstanding the prefrontal cortex (13:05)
StartHow mindfulness helps recovery (16:50)