well the first night went great! I was so exhausted afterwords that I came home and fell into bed!
We had intros to the two modules we’d be covering. Community development, and substance use and misuse.
We did some ice breaker games, to get to know one another. That was cool. We had to introduce one another and give two statements about ourselves, one which was true and one which was false. Then the class had to guess which was was true or false.
We got our assignment briefs. There are a lot of assignments. For the community development module, we have a community development project, and a community profile, and a group project. For the substance use and misuse module we have a book review, a reflective journal, a case study.
All of the assignments are about 2000 words in length each. So we’ll be kept very busy.
The tutor who teaches the substance use and misuse part of the course is a psychotherapy and works in the field of addiction. He’s really experienced. I think we’ll learn a lot from him.
I enjoyed the first night though. At least four people in my class are in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. It was interesting to hear them speak. To look at things from an addicts perspective.
I think this course is going to be great. I am looking forward to the weeks ahead.