The intent of this course is to provide the student with general knowledge of the controversies in recovery from addiction in the growing population. This class will briefly describe some basic addiction principles and how they apply to our world view of recovery. Also, we will be discussing addiction identification, treatment and chemical interactions among popular prescription drugs and alcohol. By presenting the theories in this fashion we will show how each theory can account for some aspect of what we know about alcohol and drug abuse. With one exception however, each theory is shortsighted and limited in its ability to comprehensively explain all that we know about alcohol abuse and addiction on a macro level. After discussing current and historical theories of alcohol abuse and addiction to other chemicals, we will present a model which is integrative and comprehensive.
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.