Aug 21, 2019  
Crown College 2019-2020 Catalog 
    
Crown College 2019-2020 Catalog

COU 5216 - Addictions and Substance Abuse


3 Credits
An introduction to the treatment of addictive behavior and substance use. The 12-Core functions will be addressed, as well as a variety of theoretical approaches to the treatment of addiction. The stages of change and motivational interviewing will be explored. The following areas will be emphasized (i) an overview of the transdisciplinary foundations of alcohol and drug counseling, including theories of chemical dependency, the continuum of care, and the process of change; (ii) pharmacology of substance abuse disorders and the dynamics of addiction, including medication-assisted therapy; (iii) professional and ethical responsibilities; (iv) multicultural aspects of chemical dependency; (v) co-occurring disorders; and (vi) the core functions defined in section 148F.01, subdivision 10.