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ASA 110 - Introduction to Chemical Dependency Studies

This course provides an introduction to the physical, psychological, social, familial and legal aspects of chemical abuse.  The chemistry, physiology, psychopharmacology, theories and stages of addiction will be introduced and explored.  Relevant history, problems of special populations of addicted clients and contributions of 12 Step Programs will be reviewed.  Assessment, treatment planning, professional ethics, theory and skills building are integral to the course.

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Evaluate general concepts of ethical addiction treatment and the effects of the various substances of abuse including Harm Reduction and Medically Assisted Treatment.
  2. Apply diagnostic criteria for addiction using the American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (APA; DSM) and discuss diagnosis, planning and intervention using case studies.
  3. Determine appropriate level of client care using the continuum of services available in New York State.
  4. Discuss the different needs of special populations including those with Co-Occuring Disorders.