Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse

Health Sciences

Prerequisites: None
College Credits: 3

This course provides a comprehensive overview of substance abuse and addiction. The course examines the biological, psychological, and societal effects of the addictive process. Emphasis is placed on diagnosis, screening, and neurological factors affecting the major substances of abuse as well as the history, prevention, and treatment of addiction. The use of different treatment modalities is explored and the dynamics of co-occurring mental and addictive disorders.