Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 
    Aug 05, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SWK 2140 - Substance Abuse and Addiction Studies

3 cr
This course is an exploration of the biopsychosocial issues surrounding substance use, abuse, and addiction, including behavioral addictions such as gambling, gaming, rage, etc.  Students will explore current pharmacological, behavioral, and social treatment options for behavioral addiction and substance use disorders.  Costs of addiction will be assessed, including economic, legal, individual, family, and health care.  Students will review screening tools currently being used in the field to better understand the signs and symptoms of addiction, including the DSM-V diagnostic criteria.  Addiction recovery policies, laws, and ethics will be analyzed, with a focus on prevention, treatment, and community supports for youth, families, and adults.
This course fulfills the Social and Behavioral Understanding Frame of Reference.