Introduction to Addictions
Standard letter grades
Contact hours total
or to be taken with WR 121.
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.
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
Substances and the Body
Addiction Across the Lifespan
Screening and Assessment
Strengths and Evidence Based Helping
Diversity and Addiction
Grades may be determined by quizzes, exams, papers, presentations and participation.