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CAS 256 - Substance Abuse Across Diverse Populations

(3 units)
Reviews and unique variables of onset, prevention, treatment and recovery of addiction within diverse populations, focusing on application of culturally sensitive social intervention strategies.

Prerequisite(s): CAS 154 .

Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall and Spring
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course:
1. Students will be able to identify social, political, cultural and environmental influences on the use and misuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances in distinct populations.
2. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the myths, stereotypes, stigma, and core challenges associated with each group and its implications for the recovery process and culturally sensitive interventions.
3. Students will be able to identify their own culture and values and assess how one’s own identity contrasts and interacts with those different from one’s self.
4. Students will be able to understand the process of becoming culturally competent and identify areas of needed personal growth.
5. Students will be able to assume an informed position and discuss evidence-based and culturally relevant social intervention strategies for use in addiction counseling.


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