HS 200 : Introduction to Addictions

Transcript title

Introduction to Addictions

Credits

3

Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total

30

Lecture hours

30

Recommended preparation

or to be taken with WR 121.

Description

Provides a broad overview of the field of addictions. Describes the etiology of addiction, the signs and symptoms of addiction, the continuum of addictive behaviors, treatment, prevention, recovery and relapse.

Learning outcomes

1. Explain how social, political, economic, cultural systems, gender, and lifestyle impact substance use disorders and process disorders.
2. Describe the history of legal and illegal substances.
3. Describe established diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.

Content outline

Nature of Addictions
Historical Perspectives
Substances and the Body
Co-occurring Issues
Behavioral Addictions
Addiction Across the Lifespan
Screening and Assessment
Strengths and Evidence Based Helping
Groups
Families
Diversity and Addiction
Public Policy

Required materials

Textbook/s.

Grading methods

Grades may be determined by quizzes, exams, papers, presentations and participation.

Outside of
expected

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