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
Classroom
Starting at $705.00
As few as 12 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 provides 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 2021 Schedule

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Monday, Thursday 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT
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Instructor: Grant Hovik
380627
Fee:
$705.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
ENROLL BY: Sep 23, 2021
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Notes

No meetings November 11 & 25, 2021. 

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: September 30, 2021. Materials required.

 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 06, 2021
Course Requirements
Schedule
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Lecture
Thu Sep 23, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121CDE
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Thu Sep 30, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121CDE
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Thu Oct 7, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121CDE
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Thu Oct 14, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121CDE
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Thu Oct 21, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121CDE
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Thu Oct 28, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121CDE
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Thu Nov 4, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121CDE
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Mon Nov 8, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121CDE
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Thu Nov 11, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121CDE
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Thu Nov 18, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121CDE
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Thu Nov 25, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121CDE
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Thu Dec 2, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121CDE
Lecture
Thu Dec 9, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121CDE

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