This course provides an overview of the etiological models of addiction, classification of drugs, and diagnostic categories of substance use disorders. Psychotherapeutic treatment approaches, such as screening and assessment, motivational interviewing, psychopharmacology, and recovery and relapse prevention principles, will be discussed. A review of professional issues, family systems, and cross-cultural considerations will be included.

Prerequisites: CNSL 501 (minimum grade of B) or permission of department chairperson.

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