Substance Abuse and Addictive Behavior
BSHS231 - Substance Abuse and Addictive Behavior
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.