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Course Description:

This upper-level course will examine the array of substance use disorders common among adolescents. Students will learn and apply new knowledge using various assignments that consider adolescent developmental issues, substance use diagnostic criteria applied to adolescents, engagement strategies, areas of assessment, counseling techniques, and harm reduction methods. The student will also develop a basic understanding of how concurrent mental health disorders and impulse control disorders negatively interact with and affect adolescents with substance use disorders.

Prerequisites: students require an understanding of developmental theory and a fundamental knowledge of chemical abuse and dependence. Completion of CDL courses Chemical Addiction: Theories and Practices plus Adolescence and Identity, or similar courses would fulfill these requirements.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Social Sciences.

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Social Sciences-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Summer. Fall 1.

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