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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Starting at $695.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0 Credits

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 2018 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Tuesday 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Instructor: Grant Hovik
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Fee:
$695.00
5 days left. Enroll by Sep 25, 2018
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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: October 2, 2018. No refund after October 9, 2018. Materials required.

 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 9, 2018
Course Requirements
Schedule
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Location
Lecture
Tue Sep 25, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Tue Oct 2, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Tue Oct 9, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Tue Oct 16, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Tue Oct 23, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Tue Oct 30, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Tue Nov 6, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Tue Nov 13, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Tue Nov 20, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Tue Nov 27, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Tue Dec 4, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202

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