Addiction Science: Neurobiology, Prevention, and Treatment

COM HLT X 471

Designed for pre-health science students, this course evaluates current research on prevention and treatment of addiction problems.

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What you can learn.

  • Evaluate addiction and its physiological and sociological consequences
  • Understand the stages of use and effects of drugs on the individual and society
  • Assess the role of prevention in addressing addiction crisis

About this course:

This course will overview the neuroscience, pharmacology, and psychosocial mechanisms related to substance use disorders and behavioral addictions. Students will learn the current research about prevention and effective treatment of the growing addiction problems our nation is facing including medication assisted treatment, behavioral therapy and social support from family, friends and the recovery community. Pre-health science students (pre-med; pre-nursing; pre-pharmacy; pre-physician assistants; pre-physical therapy etc.) will benefit from learning about one of the greatest health challenges they will encounter in their professional practice. Be at the forefront of prevention and treatment by arming yourself with the knowledge you will need to address this devastating epidemic.

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