SW 560 The Nature and Treatment of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems

3 credits

This advanced year special topics course provides an overview of the problem of substance abuse and dependence and an introduction to intervention in these problems. The course content will cover theory and research related to etiology of substance abuse and dependence; basic pharmacology of alcohol and other drugs of abuse, substance abuse and dependence in diverse populations; an overview of the recovery process, relapse, the impact of substance abuse, dependence and recovery on family systems; domestic violence; and an introduction to treatment process and service systems.