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CAS 154 - Problems of Substance Abuse and Addiction

(3 units)
Overview of how involvement with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs can affect health, personal and social development. Related social, philosophical, cultural, prevention and treatment issues.

Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall, Spring, and Summer
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course:
1. Students will be able to explain the historical perspective of the use of alcohol and other drugs, current drug trends, and major theories of addiction.
2. Students will be able to demonstrate general knowledge of the major American based drug classifications and the general effects of psychoactive substances upon the brain and body.
3. Students will be able to understand and articulate the current theories of addiction prevention and recovery.
4. Students will be able to identify treatment, prevention, and intervention strategies and services including the needs of special populations.
5. Students will be able to define the characteristics of effective relapse prevention and self?help support groups.
6. Students will be able to articulate a personal understanding of the issues inherent in individuals’ efforts to abstain from a substance and/or behavioral addiction.


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