The intent of this course is to provide the student with general knowledge of addiction in the growing elderly population. This class will briefly describe some basic addiction principles and how they apply to the elderly. Also, we will be discussing addiction identification, treatment and chemical interactions among popular prescription drugs and alcohol. Drug overdose has just recently been upgraded by the CDC as the third highest cause of death replacing traffic accidents, many of which are alcohol related, especially in the Elderly population.
Please note: This is a "self-support" course. This self-support fee listed above replaces the cost of regular tuition and is paid regardless of student residency status or total course load. Course fees are subject to change at anytime. For more information on tuition consult the Registrar's Office. Students using financial aid, VA benefits, or other scholarships should review the details of their financial package to confirm that self-support fee courses are covered.