Introduction to Addictions   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Addendum

CC 559 - Introduction to Addictions

Prerequisite(s): CC 505  and CC 510  and CC 511 . This course surveys the biological, psychological, social, political, and spiritual aspects of addictions. Addiction is broadly defined and includes substance abuse, gambling, internet, sex, food, and other modern day addictions. The course considers a strength-based holistic model for assessment, conceptualization, and treatment care planning. Included are basic pharmacological, physiological, and medical aspects of chemical dependence along with current evidenced-based research and treatment care models and treatment delivery systems. There is a special focus on the dually -diagnosed (MISA population), addiction across the life span, and diversity. (3 credits)