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Course Name: Physiological Effects of Alcohol and Drugs
Course Number: AD 2
Course Objectives:
  • Students successfully completing AD 2 will be able to describe the behavioral, psychological, physiological, and social effects of specific psychoactive substances on the user
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic metabolic and neurological processes involved in psychoactive drug use, including synergistic effects and risk factors.
  • Students will express familiarity with the medical and pharmacological resources available in the treatment of substance use disorders
  • Students will demonstrate basic competency in screening clients for psychoactive substance toxicity, intoxication, and withdrawal symptoms
  • Students successfully completing AD 2 will be able to describe and explain different theories relative to the etiology of addiction.
  • Students will be able to describe the impact of drugs and alcohol on society as a whole. (MO)
  • Students will be able to identify and describe current evidence based practices in the treatment of addictions. (MO)