cpss420 | undergraduate

Issues Of Substance Abuse And Addiction

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This course examines the history of substance abuse and addiction, including the effects of addiction on individuals, families, and communities. Topics include national and international perspectives and strategies regarding addiction, as well as their relationship to the judicial system. The course includes an overview of the major models of prevention, intervention, rehabilitation, and maintenance and relapse prevention.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    History and Etiology of Addiction

    • Examine the history and etiology of substance abuse and addiction.
    • Describe the effects of addiction on the criminal justice system.
    • Differentiate between substance use, abuse, and addiction.

    The Influence of Addiction on Individuals, Families, and Communities

    • Describe possible consequences for individuals experiencing addiction.
    • Explain the effects of addiction on families.
    • Examine the consequences of addiction on communities.

    Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

    • Describe the physiological effects of substances of abuse.
    • Explain possible consequences of inmate drug use in the correctional setting.
    • Differentiate between depressants, stimulants, and hallucinogens.

    Addictions: National Policies and Global Issues

    • Analyze national policies regarding substance abuse.
    • Examine global issues related to substance abuse and addiction.

    Treatment and Relapse Prevention

    • Examine contemporary substance abuse and addiction treatment strategies.
    • Describe substance abuse prevention strategies.
    • Explain the effect of rehabilitation and relapse prevention strategies on addiction.
    • Describe potential legal and ethical challenges faced by corrections professionals in the treatment of addiction.
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