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Course Details

Course Details

PSYC 515 - CHEMICAL DEPENDENCE

Psychosocial view of contemporary substance abuse; types and classes of addictive substances; review of treatment approaches. The etiology of substance use disorders, as well as the relationship between substance use disorders and medical and psychological disorders as well a strength based prevention approach within the counseling setting. Special attention will be given to physiological factors, family dynamics, treatment methods and implications for schools, communities, and business.

Credits: 3