Dec 10, 2023  
Crown College 2022-2023 Catalog 
Crown College 2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COU 6312 - Psychopharmacology for Alcohol and Drug Counseling

3 Credits
This course examines the pharmacology of substance abuse disorders and the dynamics of addiction, including medication-assisted therapy.  Students will develop a practical understanding of substances with addictive or abusive potential with special focus on drug administration, absorption, movement, and drug-receptor interactions. Students will also examine clinical practice guidelines for treating psychological and substance use disorders. Counseling techniques and strategies will be emphasized. Professional and ethical responsibilities will be discussed in light of biblical truth to allow for a holistic approach to patient care.

Prerequisite: COU 5216