ASA 159 Chemical Dependencies (3 credits)
This course provides a study of the field of alcohol and other drug abuse, including pharmacology, causes, legal aspects, intervention and prevention, and physiological and psychological dimensions, within the general framework of treatment services. The roles of professionals and non-professionals in intervention, counseling, and treatment will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on prevention, treatment, alternatives to alcohol and other drug abuse, and related self-destructive behaviors. Credit will not be given for both this course and HEA 209. A field component will be required.