ASAM Level 1 classes are designed according to the ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) criteria for addiction Counseling. Specifically, ASAM Level 1 classes provide individuals with a supportive and instructive environment where they are encouraged to develop deeper insights into the causes and conditions, as well as the effects, of their addictive and abusive behaviors. It is well understood in the medical and scientific communities that substance abuse is associated with more fundamental or rudimentary cognitive deficits. Some of these deeper issues may be deficits in emotional regulation, diagnosable affective disorders, or a consequence of a myriad of other socio-cultural, environmental and/or genetic factors.
ASAM Level I and ASAM Level II.5 are about bringing awareness to the forefront. They are about understanding the fundamental misconceptions we might have that normally are the direct result of our cultures, religions, and belief systems. Taking note of these things open the opportunity for rehabilitation which simply put means the disregard of previous thinking patterns that have been both instrumental in our downfalls.
Clients are highly recommended to fully participate in this collaborative recovery process in order to gain the greatest benefits. To register for an ASAM Level 1 Substance Abuse Counseling class, call 800-683-7745.