bshs455 | undergraduate
Working With Addictions
This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Prevention and Controversy Related to Addiction and the Role of Human Service Workers in Service Delivery
- Identify the role of human service workers to deliver information and guidance to addicts and their families.
- Analyze ways human service workers can advocate for various levels of victims of the drug culture.
- Describe how prevention strategies can be used to reduce abuse and addiction in US society.
- Discuss the pros and cons of the current legal interventions involved with drugs.
The Influence of Addiction on Individuals, Families, and Communities
- Examine the consequences of addiction on communities.
- Describe the influence of addiction on individuals.
- Trace the outcomes of addiction on families.
The Etiology of Addiction
- Describe how substance use affects the brain and body chemistry.
- Identify the physical and psychological influences of various substances.
- Compare the different models of conceptualizing addiction.
The Impact of Addiction on Specialized Populations
- Explain the unique challenges related to addiction faced by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations.
- Determine the factors that must be considered when working with various ethnic populations with addiction issues.
- Analyze the unique challenges when working with elderly adults who have addiction issues.
- Examine the complications of dual diagnosis.
Overview of Assessment, Treatment, and Recovery of Addiction
- Describe techniques for assessing addiction, including differences that may be needed for specialized populations.
- Explain treatment interventions for addiction.
- Determine significant treatment factors for specialized populations beyond generalized interventions.
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