SOC 671 Introduction to Chemical Dependency Counseling

(3-0-3) The purpose of this course is to help students gain an understanding of the theories that underlie addiction and to obtain a basic understanding of counseling approaches to addiction. This course surveys biological, psychological, familial and sociological impacts of chemical dependency attitudes and behaviors. The course studies the influences that affect personal choices, problem drinking and addiction. Basic techniques for prevention strategies, treatment modalities, and intervention techniques are also studied.