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Working with Addictions


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Course level: Upper Division

This course introduces students to the biology of addiction, including brain reward mechanisms, the role of environment and genetics, psychodynamics, and the impact of addiction on individuals, families, and communities. The roles of addiction in society in relationship to the judicial system, treatment systems, progressive era reforms, and complications of dual diagnosis are emphasized in the course. The course examines major models of conceptualizing and integrating prevention, intervention, rehabilitation, and maintenance/relapse prevention. Students will learn strategies for accessing supportive measures and case management processes for developing wrap-around action plans for service delivery to individuals and groups with addiction- and chemical-dependence-related issues.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

The Etiology of Addiction

The Influence of Addiction on Individuals, Families, and Communities

The Impact of Addiction on Diverse Populations

Overview of Assessment, Treatment, and Recovery of Addiction

The Role of Human Service Workers in Service Delivery


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Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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