Introduction to Addictions
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or to be taken with WR 121Z.
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.
Course 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.
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