Jan 29, 2023  
2017-18 Catalog 
    
2017-18 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DAR* 101: Public Health Issues Abuse and Addiction

3 Credits
This course is designed to introduce students to various topics and issues important to understanding addictions. These topics include: history of legislation and regulation, the brain and its relationship to addictions, self help and evidence-based approaches to recovery, the client-counselor relationship, levels of treatment approaches, current medication assisted therapies, assessment and treatment approaches, current medication assisted therapies, assessment and treatment planning, the continuum of care, family systems as they relate to addictions, cultural considerations, ethics and confidentiality, public health issues such as prevention, HIV/AIDS and other related diseases, and co-occurring (substance use & mental health) disorders. The student will also be introduced to the eight performance domains of an addiction counselor. Class: 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 096  . DARC majors must pass this course with a C- or better.
Offered: Fall, Spring and sometimes Summer



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