DGC509 Addiction, Substance Abuse: Prevention and Coping

The course is designed to develop awareness of the concept of addiction and to help candidates understand the complex interaction of the factors involved in addictive behaviors in adolescents and youth. Emphasis is placed on gaining insight in the therapeutic process of addictive behaviors including the role of the individual, the family and the social network. Additional topics include preventive strategies and the Cyprus legal framework and National Policy on prevention and treatment of addictions.