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Addiction and Treatment

Psychological & Brain Sci (psychology) 488 - Spring 2020

This course examines the motivation and behavior patterns of the drug/alcohol user. This examination takes place in the wider context of deviance. A portion of the course is devoted to a survey and evaluation of the services and programs available to the drug/alcohol user from the point of view of the user, the user's family, and society. Topics include: the history of psychotropic substances and their purpose and use in human society to the present; the history and philosophy of counseling interventions for psychotropic substance abuse and dependence; the ethnic, environmental, and socioeconomic factors affecting which substances are used, receptivity to treatment, and attitudes toward intervention; various treatment modalities such as 12-step groups, therapy groups, and in-patient treatment for both self-referred and court ordered clients. PREREQ: U09-100
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Section 01

Addiction and Treatment
INSTRUCTOR: Michael Mahon
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