This course will serve me in practice, personal life, and as a resource to come back to when I have questions. Thanks for the well organized and very informative, evidence based, information.
The course was very informative! It was my first one and I learned a lot. It was very well structured and covered all of the important topics. I'm glad I selected this one.
par Betty M•
Awesome learning tool!
par David J S R•
Very good structure.
par Patricia A•
Very informative. This course gave lots of information and strategy’s through interviews. My disappointment came after I put so many hours in taking this course in very seriously in order to increase my education just to read non credit on the certificate. I take many certification courses that are much less detailed and less formal (no tests) and they don’t print that . I feel this six week course deserves to be a credited Course. It has a large amount of learning and study time involved making it deserving. Thank you for increasing my knowledge base.
par William W•
There is an abundance of quality, researched, and well-structured information given in this course. It would have helped to have some medial background to complete some aspects of the course, but I enjoyed learning more about SUD diagnosis, referral, and history.
par MS. M C M•
I wish it could give some weightage to the course mentioning that a volunteer can be qualified to be a non-medic counselor or a medical counselor's assistant to work in any rehab or addiction treatment facility.
par Kim S•
I really enjoyed the course and especially the open discussion. The only drawback is the lack of Canadian information and maps but due to it being an American courses, it is understandable.
par Dwayne P S•
Please have more racially diverse medical health participants in the discussion forum and add two non-health professionals with lived experiences with addiction participate in the forums.
par James S J•
I enjoyed this course and I would advise a lot people to use this course. I wish there was more racial diversity besides that one black woman doctor in the role play.
par Yaoska M•
I wish it was made more easily accessible for those that want an introduction to substance use.
par Yiyao D•
I would appreciate knowing the correct answers to some questions.
par Harry F•
When I started this course I was pleasantly surprised of the simplicity of the course. But as It progressed the technical terms and professionalism of the instructors impressed upon me to dig a little deeper on what the true value of this course could be. I thoroughly enjoyed the multi phased approach of each teacher and valued the wisdom and knowledge given by each. The round table forum was great and that enlighten me on various hands on experiences and the job skills by the professional staff involved with each forum. I would love to go back over the information in the future as I gain more skills and experiences in the healthcare system.
par Wan F A B W Z•
Good easy to follow explanations. the instructors' commitment to teaching about compassionate evidence-based methods to assist patients to get into treatment and also help their loved ones is very inspiring to me. The exercise to locate n make a map of local services for substance use disorders is also really useful. The professionals' perspective on various topics are great for me to understand how the various therapies and medications are used by different health care providers.
par Kamila S•
Great overview of available assessment tools, treatments, and social context of addiction treatment that will broaden the perspective for professionals and "civilians" alike. An amazing interdisciplinary group of experts, great resource guides, engaging discussions - all a non-medic like myself can ask for when it comes to understanding addiction disorders, barriers in access to treatment, and ways to help those who seek it. only wish it contained more case study videos.
par CHEE H M P•
This course was very eye-opening and informative. As a Psych student interested in healthcare, this gave me a lot of insight and knowledge that I do hope to utilize one day. Every lecturer was very experienced, well-spoken and seemed to take a lot of pride in what they do. I recommend this course even to those who do not have a background or prior knowledge in Health Science as it is quite easy to follow and provides clear explanation of every basic term! Thank you!
par Catherine J M M•
An excellent course that touched all bases of substance use disorder management (from screening, to its social determinants of health). I very much appreciated the consistent use of destigmatizing terminology, the comprehensive feedback in our quizzes, the well-paced and informative videos, and overall, the holistic and compassionate approach employed by these brilliant instructors. This was my first Coursera course and I'm glad I chose it.
par James D C•
Exceptional program. Information shared was up-to-date (including impact of Covid-19), covering physical, mental, social, psychological and spiritual aspects of the human condition and substance use. Education videos were direct and prudent. Quizzes tested ones ability to apply what learned in each module. Would recommend this course for anyone with interest in Substance use and management.
par Hugh K•
First class course on how to talk to, get help for, and support a human being with an Unhelpful Addictive Behaviour. While I do not subscribe to the disease model, and see Unhelpful Addictive Behaviour as a common human condition, with levels of chronicity including deadly, this course empowered me to be more effective with a human being I might encounter. Love it.
par Miroslav Y•
This is one of the best Courser courses I have listened to. A very rich, informative program. I liked the integrative multidisciplinary approach and the humanistic concept underneath. Good presentation, extra materials. I really liked the cases - the lecturers played like real actors! very clear and believable.
Many thanks to the creators for this course!
par Shannon A•
I thoroughly enjoyed the way the material and information is presented. The teachers who guide you through the course are great. I also enjoyed that you could listen to the videos or read what would be said because I absorb information better through reading than listening. Super helpful course for substance abuse disorders. I would highly recommend.
par Lora M•
The course was relevant, forward thinking and very informative. I enjoyed the ability to move at my own pace and found tools to use in my journey to Learn more about addiction medicine. My goal is to add genuine compassion together with knowledge to the practice of healing & wellness of any persons impacted by addiction. October 2020
par Rico C•
Great course! Although some lectures and activities are more applicable in US, the concept may also be used in my country. The technique of giving a theoretical perspective, then practical application, and panelists discussion helped to better understand the topic and put the lessons into clearer perspective.
par Nikki G•
This was a great course, my internship is working with SU (substance use) and learning about medication management, side affects, treatment options, and other aspects allows myself to know the population much better. The courses were easy to follow and informative.
It was a wonderful learning experience that integrated not only the requisite skills but also the various limitations in the field, a proper and comprehensive understanding of which will enable current and future providers in the field to give their absolute best.
par Diana M•
the course comprehensively covered all significant aspects to know about the Addiction Treatment. The design of the course helped me gained a deeper insight about being a health practitioner and also an understanding the side of the persons suffering from SUD.
par Cynthia H•
I really appreciated that the courses were interactive and taught by professionals in the field. I enjoyed the discussion panels, they were very helpful and applicable to real life cases and scenarios. Overall, I felt this was a very useful course!