Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

SCH SB700 - Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

Credits: 2

This course addresses the process of assessment, decision – making, and intervention relevant to the effective treatment of alcoholism and drug dependence. Beginning with a comprehensive bio-behavioral model of addiction, the class will discuss the various issues that must be addressed by the clinician treating substance use disorders; readiness to change, patient – treatment matching and relapse prevention. The integration of cognitive, behavioral and neuropsychological perspectives in the process of treatment planning at all stages of intervention will be emphasized. Topics covered will include the nature of disorders, clinical pharmacology, screening and assessment, treatment (including readiness to change, three effective approaches to treatment, Motivational Enhancement Treatment, behavioral, marital, and pharmacological treatments), and dealing with specific populations. Cross listed as CLI SB522, SCH SB522.