Course: The Empowered Family: Addiction Programming for Parents, Family, Friends, and Community

 Access:  Public   Status:  Active    
The addicted person is not alone. Parents, family, and community can be saviors, ignore the behavior, or enablers. This dynamic and honest program presented by Doctors Parran and Adelman based on their decades of treatment will open the eyes of others around the person who is addicted to drugs or alcohol and allow them to truly help the person. This is a powerful presentation that even those who do not have addiction problems should see. AOLC#103

Course Lessons (2)

Part of Course

Module 1: What is Substance Abuse?

This introductory lesson for families and friends of substance abusers allows you to understand what happens to people when they have chosen to abuse substances including drugs and alcohol.

Part of Course

Module 2: What is Addictive Disease?

What starts out as abuse, something that can be controlled, can lead to addiction, something that cannot be controlled and sprials into deep problems that almost always never ends well.

Course Specs

  • Path > > Subject: Adult Self Improvement >
  • Date Launched 5/4/2014
  • Length 1 hr, 35 min, 6 sec
  • Cost $49.95
  • Status Active
  • Code CS-00000110
  • Prerequisite None

Course Instructions

  1. Purchase your assigned Course or redeem an Access Code
  2. View the Lesson Videos from beginning to end
  3. Take the required Test
  4. View your Results and print your Certificate

Testing & Certification

Related Tests:
  • Course Test: Empowered Family

Related Certifications:
  • The Empowered Family

Lead Instructors

Chris L. Adelman, MD

Medical Director, Rosary Hall St. Vincent Charity Hospital, Cleveland, OH
A 1979 graduate of the University of Oklahoma Medical School, Dr.Adelman’s interest in addiction medicine dates back to his first assignment as an emergency room physician in Montana, where he quickly became the first medical director of the hospital’s addiction treatment program.


Dr. Russell Goodwin

Addiction and Substance Abuse Expert
Russell J. Goodwin is a highly experienced professional with a unique set of skills as a therapist and trainer. Mr. Goodwin works extensively with both individuals and corporations at IMPACT Solutions as coordinator for these services.

On the private practice side, Mr. Goodwin counsels adolescents, young adults, and adults who are dealing with chemical dependency and other addictions, co-dependency, adolescent disorders, family parenting and relationship issues, adjustment disorders, abuse, anxiety, depression, and anger/behavioral management issues. Mr. Goodwin also does marital/couples/family therapy and conducts chemical dependency assessments and interventions.


Theodore Parran, MD

Medical Professional with Addiction and Substance Abuse Specialty
Wang Professor of Medical Education, CWRU School of Medicine Associate Medical Director, Rosary Hall, St. Vincent Charity Hospital.