Substance Abuse and Addictive Behavior

BSHS231 - Substance Abuse and Addictive Behavior

Credits: 3

This course provides students with an introduction to the etiological factors and impact of substance abuse and other addictive behaviors on the individual, their family, and society-at-large.  Students explore addictions as a chronic disease, and view it through both a developmental and cultural lens, paying particular attention to issues of vulnerability and barriers to treatment. The language of recovery is emphasized, and relapse prevention models are reviewed.