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  • Understanding Addiction
    • Lesson One
    • Lesson Two
    • Review
    • Certificate

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Addiction is a complicated and often misunderstood topic. This brief video course aims to help clear away some of the confusion and commonly misunderstood aspects of drug dependency. How does it start? How does it affect us? What can be done to prevent it? 

Those afflicted with the disease of addiction deserve our compassion and support. Their difficult struggles cannot be won without our help.  Equally important is the fact that you cannot protect yourself from the horrible disease of addiction, if you are unaware of how it most often begins. 

For far too many, the looming threat of addiction is an afterthought, until it becomes a full-blown personal crisis. Don't let that happen to you, or to anyone you care about. This video provides a quick, but intimate, glimpse into a world that far too few of us wish to talk about. 


Course Content:

  • 2 Lessons consisting of short video segments.
  • Approx. 20 mins total in video.
  • Each lesson includes an optional discussion block and exercise.
  • Review Exercise
  • Completion Certificate
Course Structure:

This On-Demand course is facilitated through professionally produced video elements. Students may complete on their own pace and schedule.


Course Elements:

  • Professional Video
  • Optional Exercises
  • Discussion Points
  • Review Exercise
  • Gamification Awards
  • Completion Certificate
Suggested Students:

  • 5th Grade and Up
  • Pre-requisites:  No
  • Adults Too?  Yes

This course is equally informative for kids and adults.

What's in this course...

This very intimate course is designed to be short but poignant. It includes some very personal insights and experiences that everyone can instantly identify with.

There are two brief lessons. Each lesson includes a brief video, an optional discussion section and some optional exercises. The content is designed to offer independant learners the freedome to explore as they wish. 

Teachers, parents and facilitators will appreciate the numbered sections and exercises, as they can easily be worked into lesson plans or group discussions. 

There are many moments in this quick exploration of addiction that highlight Tim's very personal committment to the subject, and explain his undying support for those struggling to keep addiction out of their lives. 

Timothy Shoemaker

Timothy Shoemaker

Your Instructor

Timothy Shoemaker M.S. is a nationally recognized prevention expert and Motivational Speaker. He has toured conferences, communities, colleges and corporate events since 2009. Tim spent over a decade in the classroom teaching wellness lessons to K-12 students. He has been certified in multiple prevention curriculums and is a sought-after professional trainer.

     A former U.S. National Drug Abuse Resistance Education Officer of the year, Tim has garnered an amazing assortment of peer and professional awards. He has collaborated with local, state, national and international prevention organizations, becoming an essential resource for parents, teachers and communities. Click here for more on Tim's Bio!