The course will provide a broad overview of the field of addictions and the impact of addictions on individuals and society. Students will be introduced to a variety of models and theories of addiction. The social and cultural environments within which substance abuse and addictions exist will be explored. Students will be introduced to scientifically supported models of prevention and treatment.
Covered topics include: substance use, misuse, and abuse, theories of addiction, pharmacological approaches to addiction and treatment, codependency and enabling, compulsive behaviors, co-occurring disorders/dual diagnosis, relapse and recovery, and treatment modalities.
This course is the prerequisite for SAPP 407 Assessment and Treatment
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.