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Addiction Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM: Associate in Arts

Note: Associate in Arts in Addiction Studies and Certificate of Completion in Addiction Studies will not be offered beyond June 30, 2004.

1 UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION AND COUNSELING
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours 3 UNITS
Overview of community prevention, education, outreach and referral. A study of the nature of alcoholism/chemical dependency, including intervention, treatment and recovery and counseling chemically dependent persons.

2 DRUGS IN PERSPECTIVE:PHARMACOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours 3 UNITS
Pharmacology and physiology of alcohol and other drugs. The fundamental principles of the action of alcohol and other drugs. Pharmacological and physiological implications of tolerance, habituation, and excessive consumption of alcohol and other drugs.The psycho-physical,cultural,and social implications will be presented.

4 ADDICTION COUNSELOR TRAINING
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours 3 UNITS
Participants will be trained in the listening and responding skills, learning to apply eight basic communication skills in one-on-one interactions with clients/patients, as well as learning counseling skills in the areas of empathy, values, and attitude exploration, and problem solving, with distinct applications to chemical dependency.

5 GROUP SKILLS FOR ADDICTION COUNSELORS
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours 3 UNITS
A course to train participants in the skills and principles fundamental to facilitating a group including group process, establishing goals, curative factors, starting a counseling group, observing
a group, and making interventions, with special emphasis upon chemical dependency-specific issues in a group setting.

6 MANAGEMENT SKILLS FOR ADDICTION PROGRAM ADMINISTRATORS
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours 3 UNITS
Deals with law and ethics, community prevention, education, outreach and referral, and personal and professional growth. Provides training in the basic managerial skills and principles necessary
to function effectively at supervisory, administrative, or managerial levels in chemical dependency programs, health care settings, and agencies.

7 ADDICTION TREATMENT AND RECOVERY
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours 3 UNITS
Intervention, treatment and recovery, including assessment, case management,orientation,treatment planning,relapse prevention, and after care planning.The therapeutic dynamics of Alcoholics
Anonymous are compared to a number of different schools of psychology and programs of transformation, growth and development.

8 SPECIAL ISSUES IN ADDICTION
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours 3 UNITS
Prevention, education, outreach and referral. Incorporating three issues in the field of chemical dependency: services for chemically dependent women; youth and prevention; and the initial visit.

9 FIELD WORK FOR ADDICTION PERSONNEL
Prerequisite:Addiction Studies 1 or 2 | Lecture: 1 hour, field placement minimum of 5 hours per week3 UNITS RPT2
Supervised practicum, internship. Participants must be already knowledgeable about chemical dependency. An opportunity to document at least 100 hours working at an agency or in some situation directly in the field of chemical dependency, in addition to the classroom hours. Those seeking CAADC Certification will want to document a minimum of 255 fieldwork hours in addition to the 45 semester hours during the semester.

10 ADDICTION AND THE FAMILY
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours 3 UNITS
A course on chemical dependency as a family disease, to include many theoretical and practical issues including: assessment, treatment, and recovery of the chemically dependent family, interventions, family counseling, family systems and theory, domestic violence, children of alcoholics, et al.

11 DRINKING DRIVER PROGRAMS PERSONNEL TRAINING
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 2 hours, lab 3 hours 3 UNITS
This course will provide present and prospective employees of Drinking Driver Programs with identified specific knowledge and skills necessary to function effectively and efficiently in a drinking
driver program.

13 ADDICTIVE DISEASES AND LIFE-STYLE DISORDERS
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours 3 UNITS
Course examines the pathology and nature of and the intervention, treatment, and recovery processes involved in a wide range of addictive diseases and lifestyle disorders: chemical dependency,
including nicotine; sexual addiction; gambling addiction; eating disorders (including anorexia and bulimia); compulsive spending; workaholism and type behavior; violence addiction battering,
child abuse, and incest, including forms of state-sanctioned violence.

14 ADDICTION AND THEORIES OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours 3 UNITS
Focuses on developmental stages of body, mind, emotion, spirit (values and morals), and relationships, as they are affected by the disease process of chemical dependency,and positively enhanced
by the health process of recovery. Theorists include Piaget, Freud, Erikson, Kohlberg, Fowler, Keene, Maslow and Frankl. Readings include biographies.

15 SOCIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF ADDICTION
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours 3 UNITS
The basic principles and concepts of sociology with special emphasis upon the social phenomenon of chemical dependency, as it affects the family, and large sociological groups such as women, senior citizens, ethnic minorities, et al.

16 CONTINUING RECOVERY: SPECIFIC STRATEGIES AND BASIC SKILLS
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours 3 UNITS
Course covers specific strategies and basic life skills found to be essential to consolidate on-going mature recovery from the disease of addiction including diet and exercise; therapy for core
issues;emotional expression;cognitive restructuring;self-esteem, values clarification; and spiritual growth and development.

17 WOMEN AND ADDICTION 3 UNITS
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours
A comparative analysis of women who become addicted. Relates to those unique factors which contribute to addictive disorders in women and the implication for treatment. Those addictions include: alcohol, other drugs, overeating, smoking, and addictive relationships.

18 ADDICTION AND EATING DISORDERS
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours 3 UNITS
To work effectively in the field of chemical dependency an understanding of eating disorders, such as bulimia, bulimia nervosa, and anorexia, is necessary, recognizing that their presence is a crucial issue in chemical dependency recovery.

19 ALCOHOL AND DRUG EDUCATION AND PREVENTION
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours 3 UNITS
The study of prevention strategies in the field of alcohol and drug addictions stressing a positive and practical approach to the immediate reduction and eventual elimination of alcohol and
drug abuse, and the disease of addiction.

921 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION
2 UNITS RPT3

931 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION
3 UNITS RPT3

941 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION
4 UNITS RPT3
Supervised training is conducted in the form of on-the-job training in an employment area that will enhance the student's educational goals. Limits to transfer credit: See Cooperative Education Credit Guide.

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