Pharmacological Aspects of Alcohol and Other Drugs

COM HLT X 470.1

The course provides historical, cultural, psychological, and neurological perspectives to get a basic understanding of alcohol and drug addiction symptoms and various treatment approaches.

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Fall
Remote Instruction
Starting at $705.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Explore alcohol and other drug dependencies through multidisciplinary lectures, discussions, films, exercises, and readings
  • Understand the complicated nature of dependencies as a disease and different substances of abuse
  • Comprehend the current genetic and environmental research in the development of substance use disorders
  • Identify symptoms of addictive disorders and various behavioral and medication-assisted intervention strategies
  • Evaluate the prevalence of dependencies across the life span among adolescents, seniors, families, and those exposed to trauma

About this course:

This course will provide students with a basic level of understanding of addiction from a historical, cultural, psychological, and neurobiological perspective. This course examines alcohol and other drug dependencies through a multidisciplinary approach with lectures, discussions, film, exercises, and readings. To understand its complicated nature as a disease, the course will focus on different substances of abuse and the current genetic and environmental research in the development of substance use disorders. Specific topics to be covered include the biological, developmental, psychological, environmental, and social factors that lead to vulnerability to addictions; symptoms of addictive disorders; prevalence across the life span among target populations, including adolescents, seniors, families, and those with trauma exposure; and various treatment approaches, including both behavioral and medication-assisted intervention strategies.

Fall 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Enrollment Closed
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Monday, Thursday 6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Grant Hovik
375695
Fee:
$705.00
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Notes

No meeting November 26, 2020. Make-up meeting November 23, 2020.

Required course in the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling Certificate. Restricted course; call (310) 825-7093 for permission to enroll. Web enrollments automatically generate a "Permission to Enroll" request.

Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: October 8, 2020. Materials required.

 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 15, 2020
Course Requirements
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Thu Oct 1, 2020
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Oct 8, 2020
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Oct 15, 2020
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Oct 22, 2020
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Oct 29, 2020
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Nov 5, 2020
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Nov 12, 2020
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Nov 19, 2020
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Mon Nov 23, 2020
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Nov 26, 2020
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Dec 3, 2020
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Dec 10, 2020
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online

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