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
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 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 focuses 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.

Winter 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
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Thursday 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT
Future Offering (Opens November 01, 2021 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Grant Hovik
383606
Fee:
$705.00
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Location: Online
Notes

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: January 13, 2022. Materials required.

 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 19, 2022
Course Requirements
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Thu Jan 6, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
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Thu Jan 13, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
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Thu Jan 20, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Jan 27, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
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Thu Feb 3, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
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Thu Feb 10, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
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Thu Feb 17, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
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Thu Feb 24, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
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Thu Mar 3, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
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Thu Mar 10, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
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Thu Mar 17, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online

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