Jun 20, 2024  
National University Volume 86B-2 Catalog - April 2024 
    
National University Volume 86B-2 Catalog - April 2024
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PSY-6110 - Clinical Survey of Substance Abuse and Dependence

Semester Credits: 3 Weeks: 8

This course will cover the broad scope of substance use and dependence, and its impact on individuals, families, and society. This includes the costs of substance misuse in terms of lives lost, health problems, and financial losses. You will explore theories and models of both the etiology and treatment of substance use disorders, including the exploration of a variety of both legal and illicit substances, as well as the physiological and psychological processes of dependence. Prescription drug abuse, abuse of over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, and dietary supplements will also be covered, and gender and diversity issues are highlighted. 



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