May 25, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Course Catalog
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HMSV 2130 - Treatment Issues in Chemical Dependency


4.5 Credits
Offered: ONLINE

This course includes the study of treatment issues specific to alcohol and drug disorders, including, as a minimum, dual diagnosis and the impact of physical and mental health disorders on alcohol and drug treatment; the historic and generational influences on alcohol and drug abuse and dependence, including adult children of alcoholics, enabling, and the family disease concept; the influences of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and the 12-step philosophies in alcohol and drug treatment; and the uniqueness of special populations, including sexual orientation, cultural dimensions, adolescents, women, and the elderly, and how that uniqueness affects assessment of, response to, and delivery of alcohol and drug treatment. Students discuss treatment issues specific to different populations; other aspects of chemical dependency treatment, including treatment methodology; aspects of treatment that address resistance, denial, minimization, relapse and relapse prevention, cross-addiction, spirituality issues; and the influence of other self-help groups, including 12-step groups.

Prerequisites: (1) LMHP or PLMHP; or (2) HMSV 1160  and ENGL 1020  must be completed prior to taking this course.
Pre/Corequisite: (1) HMSV 1140  (waived for those with LMHP or PLMHP)
Lec: 4.5 Lab: 0 Cr: 4.5



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