Substance Abuse and Addictive Behavior

Substance Abuse and Addictive Behavior
Physiological, psychological, sociological, and legal implications of drug use and addictive behaviors, emphasizing nature, cause, treatment, and prevention.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining HLTH 460
Course Outcomes

Social Policies

List and describe specific social policies that reduce alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.

Substance Use and Abuse

Explain substance use and abuse from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Substance Use Determinants and Predictors

Explain the major social determinants and predictors of substance use in the United States.

Drug Addiction Biology

Explain the biological basis of drug addiction.

Drug Health Problems and Risks

Describe the health problems and risk associated with specific drugs.

Marketing, PR, and Political Activities of Tobacco and Alcohol

Describe the marketing, public relations, and political activities of the tobacco and alcohol industries.

Substance Abuse Epidemiology

Provide the descriptive epidemiology of substance abuse in the United States.