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COUN 501 Substance Abuse: An Introduction to Identification and Treatment (3 credits)
Provides knowledge about mood-altering chemical substances including their basic pharmacology, their physiological effect, and their psychological consequences. Students learn to recognize the signs of need for treatment for an addiction. Students learn about prevailing treatment techniques in a theoretical context as well as research on treatment effectiveness. Relevant legal issues will be introduced. The impact of substance abuse on the family, the workplace, and the larger society will be stressed.