Learn About Chemical Dependence
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Learn About Chemical Dependence

Understanding Addiction
5.0 (2 ratings)
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Last updated 9/2013
Price: $25
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn about the dynamics of chemical dependence.
  • Learn about the biochemistry and dynamics of chemical dependence.
  • Learn about the addict/codependent interplay.
  • Learn how chemical dependence and codependency affects the entire family.
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The individual, social, and financial cost of chemical dependence is immense. This DVD course is aimed at demystifying this condition and charts a clear path to recovery for each of the individuals and the entire family. Many of the concepts in this video are the new and innovative thoughts of the author.

This course focuses on the chemistry behind chemical dependence, the symptoms of the condition, how the problem develops and is maintained and how abstinence is best achieved.

Who is the target audience?
  • General Audience
  • Professionals and Students in the Field of Psychology
  • Self-help Seekers
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Curriculum For This Course
10 Lectures
Chemical Dependence Intro
1 Lecture 00:00
Chemical Dependence Intro
1 page
Chemical Dependence
7 Lectures 01:01:52

This section covers the biochemistry of addiction including the three different brains inherent in humanity, a detailed discussion of the neurotransmitters involved in addiction, and the idea of Newton’s Law and homeostasis.

Preview 16:02

The issue of chemical tolerance and the development of addiction are delineated. The defense mechanisms supporting addiction are discussed and the grief process of stopping the chemical life is also discussed.


This section defines codependency and exposes the chemical dependent/codependent game where the addict’s internal civil war is projected onto the codependent or enabler.

The chemical dependent/codependent game

Abuse and addiction are specified in this section by their characteristics, symptoms, and dynamics.

Abuse vs. Addiction

The development of both addiction and abstinence are discussed in detail. The balance wheel of life that supports homeostasis and abstinence is also presented.

Development of addiction and abstinence

After abstinence, it is important to understand how to keep sober and avoid relapse.

Maintenance and relapse

Conclusion to the chemical dependence lecture.

Chemical Dependence: Conclusion
1 Lecture 00:00
Downloadable Material
26 pages
Chemical Dependence Quiz
1 Lecture 00:00
Chemical Dependence Quiz
2 pages
About the Instructor
Jef Gazley, M.S., LMFT
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Owner and Operator of AskTheInternetTherapist.com

Jef Gazley, M.S., LMFT, DCC, D.CEP has practiced psychotherapy for over thirty years and is the owner operator of www.asktheinternettherapist.com since 1998 and www.hypnosisCDsandMP3s.com . He has been practicing energy psychology since 1975. He is trained and certified in both traditional and Ericksonian hypnosis. He is a member in good standing in the American Society For Clinical Hypnosis, National Board For Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists, The International Society For Hypnosis, The American Psychotherapy And Medical Hypnosis Association, and The International Registry Of Professional Hypnotherapists.

He is fully trained in EMDR Level Two, TFT Level Two, EFT, and is certified in both Neuro Emotional Technique™, and Touch For Health. He is a member of the Energy Kinesiology Association, and the Association For Comprehensive Energy Psychology. He has written extensively about Energy Psychology for years and is in the process of writing a book on Energy Psychology. He is also the developer of the TriBrain Trauma Theory. Although adept at all forms of energy psychology Jef believes strongly that NET™ or Neuro Emotional Technique™ is the most powerful energy technique available. He was in the third Neuro Emotional Technique™ certification graduating class.

He is the author of eight mental health educational videos, numerous hypnosis CDs and MP3s and is currently writing a book on distance counseling. Jef is State Licensed in General Counseling, Marriage/Family, and Substance Abuse in Arizona. He is a member in good standing with NBCC, AAMFT, ISMHO, and ACA. He is dedicated to guiding individuals to achieving a life long commitment to mental health and relationship mastery. In his private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona, Jef specializes in ADD, love addiction, hypnotherapy, dysfunctional families, codependency, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and trauma. Jef received his B.A. in Psychology, History, and Teaching from the University of Washington, and his Masters in Counseling from the University of Oregon.