Mar 30, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate School Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate School Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CON 5326 - Traditional and Contemporary Issues in Addictions (3)

This course is designed to give insight into the complex fields of traditional and current drug abuse, compulsive behaviors, treatment, recovery, and prevention.  Additionally, this course will provide insight on :  a) traditions and philosophies of recovery treatment models and support groups; and b) ethics, confidentiality, and legal issues.  It is further designed to give a global perspective on current issues in the addiction treatment field.  This course consists of selected readings based on:  a)traditional models of treatment and recovery; b) substance use related ethical concerns; c) empirical research; d) relevant evidence - based practices; and e) current issues in the substance and process addictions.  Traditional issues impacting addiction include but are not limited to:  traditional views of addiction and addiction treatment; the development of self-help addiction groups; and the formation of professional addiction services.  Current issues impacting addiction include but are not limited to:  Living with drugs, dependency and addiction; major drugs of use and abuse; drugs and crime; the social impact of drugs; as well as prevention, treatment and education are addressed.

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