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SW 637 - Aging and Addiction

(3 units)
A multidisciplinary overview of factors affecting the identification, intervention and treatment of substance-related and behavioral addictions in older adults. (CAS 637, GERO 637 and SW 637 are cross-listed; credit may be earned in one of the three.)

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

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. explain the aging process from a bio-psycho-social perspective.
2. differentiate and discuss the various theories and models of aging and the synergistic effect of substance-related behaviors.
3. identify risk and protective factors relevant to addictions among the aging across bio-psycho-social domains.
4. describe the process, progression, treatment, and recovery from addictive disorders for the aging population.
5. identify prevention and intervention strategies and trends relevant to addiction and the aging.


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