Addiction Recovery System
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Addiction Recovery System

A self help guide to quit smoking, drinking and using drugs.
2.8 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
75 students enrolled
Created by Doug C
Last updated 11/2013
Current price: $10 Original price: $50 Discount: 80% off
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 2.5 hours on-demand audio
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn the 12 steps of recovery
  • Learn what works to recover from addiction
  • Learn how people stay sober
  • Learn to quit smoking
  • Learn to manage cravings
  • Learn to manage triggers
  • Learn to quit drinking
  • Learn to stop misusing RX
  • Learn to stop using drugs
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  • A willingness to commit to recovery
  • A computer to listen and view this educational material

You get several hours of educational content to help you commit to a recovery lifestyle, including:

  • 12 steps of recovery presented in audio format by a therapist
  • 11 documentaries showing how people recovered from addiction
  • Interviews with therapists and addicts on a variety of addiction topics
  • Worksheets for the 12 steps and documentaries to apply what you are learning to your own recovery
  • Techniques to manage cravings and understand triggers
  • A treatment center directory
  • A quiz to review what you have learned and what might help you recover from addiction and stay sober

If you want to quit smoking, drinking, using drugs or misusing RX medication, then this is the motivational and educational course to get you started on the right track. Here are a few testimonials about some of our content...


"The public knows all about the drama and chaos of active addiction. What they don't know, understand and appreciate is RECOVERY! This video breaks down the "celebrity only" image and provides a glimpse into the lives of everyday people in recovery. Real people, real recovery."

-Robert J. Lindsey, M.Ed., CEAP
President and CEO
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD)

"These vignettes are powerful, riveting and compelling. They portray the impact of recovery as well as the diversity of this disease which impacts persons from all geographic areas, all economic areas and all professional backgrounds."

-Dr. Ronald J. Hunsicker, D.Min.
National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)

Who is the target audience?
  • Addiction treatment professionals
  • Smokers
  • Drug users
  • Substance abusers (RX medications)
  • Alcoholics
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 59 Lectures Collapse All 59 Lectures 09:16:50
1 Lecture 01:53

Addiction treatment centers will treat your addiction. However, you must be willing to make the first step to commit to the recovery lifestyle. This course will provide you with the motivational foundation you need to quit smoking, quit drinking, quit misusing prescription medication and other pills, and quit using drugs.

Preview 01:53
The 12 Steps of Recovery
12 Lectures 02:15:53

We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.

Preview 12:22

Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

Step 2 - Faith

Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

Step 3 - Surrender

Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Step 4 - Soul Searching

Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

Step 5 - Integrity

Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

Step 6 - Acceptance

Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

Step 7 - Humility

Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

Step 8 - Willingness

Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

Step 9 - Forgiveness

Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

Step 10 - Maintenance

Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

Step 11 - Making Contact

Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Step 12 - Service
Stories of Recovery
11 Lectures 01:00:11

Documentary - Michelle shares her story

Documentary - Tommy shares his story

Documentary - John shares his story

Documentary - Bernard shares his story

Documentary - Rebecca shares her story

Documentary - Dan shares his story
Learning experiences and advice from addicts and therapists about addiction
33 Lectures 01:49:08

Justin - Heroin Addiction

Justin - Inhalants

Justin - Opiate withdrawal memory and sobriety affirmation

Justin - Opioid Withdrawal

Justin - Oxycontin

Justin - PTSD

Justin - Recovery Advice

Justin - Relationship Advice

Justin - Self Esteem

Justin - Suboxone

Justin - Treatment for Substance Abuse

Mark - Addiction Medication

Mark - Anxiety

Mark - Buprenorphine

Mark - Mental Health

Mark - Methadone

Mark - Psychotherapy

Mark - PTSD

Mark - Relapse Prevention

Mark - Schizophrenia

Mark - Vivitrol

Sarah - Amphetamines

Sarah - Help for Addiction

Sarah - Narcotics Anonymous

Sarah - OCD

Sarah - Pain Killer Addiction

Sarah - Relapse

Sarah - Signs of Addiction

Sarah - Vicodin

Sarah - Xanax
Triggers, cravings and treatment centers
2 Lectures 01:52
How to manage triggers and cravings

Exam on your recovery from addiction
0 Lectures 00:00

Quick multiple choice exam.

4 questions
About the Instructor
Doug C
3.8 Average rating
28 Reviews
1,528 Students
6 Courses
Video Producer and E-learning Developer

I have 15 years of professional experience in video production and distance education.

• B.F.A, Film Production, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2000

• Certificate in Distance Education, University of Maryland at Baltimore County, 2015

I started my career producing educational videos for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services followed by the Department of Defense and other groups. My productions have covered a wide range of topics including business, science, technology, multimedia, health, policy and more. I love what I do and hope you enjoy my courses.