University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    Jun 28, 2022  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022
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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.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall, Spring, and Summer

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

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