May 19, 2022  
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CASC 150 - Drugs and Alcohol: Use and Abuse


Credit(s): 3
This seminar examines the theoretical basis of obsessive and compulsive substance use disorders and addictive behaviors i.e. drugs, alcohol, tobacco/nicotine dependence and compulsive gambling use and abuse in contemporary society. The course focuses on the etiology and effects of drug use and abuse from a Bio-Psycho-Social perspective. Students will examine the varied treatment methods and modalities available including abstinence, the 12-Step community support programs, medication-assisted treatment CBT and Mindfulness therapies. Both theoretical and practical paradigms will be used to examine social, economic, legal, psychological and political issues related to addiction. Students will be allowed can utilize life experiences as a learning base to complement the theoretical aspects of the course. By the end of the seminar students will be able to describe psychological theories, make appropriate assessment, and develop treatment plans on best practices.



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