This course uses a bio-psycho-social framework to explore the use and misuse of psychoactive drugs. We will learn about the interactions between chemicals and neurons, the psychological and physiological effects on the individual, the impact the individual has on society and the role culture may have on substance misuse and treatment. In addition,we will explore topics relating to biology, pharmacology, neuroscience, chemistry and further our understanding on history, law, sociology and the political climate. The intent of this course is to instill a better understanding of why people use drugs, what effects drugs have on people, the intersections of the individual within the larger systems and various treatment approaches.
Grading Basis
HUMSVC 10520142
Academic Group
Associate Degree
Academic Organization
Human Services
Enrollment Requirements
(NexGen Write 245+ or ACCP Sentence 70+ and ACCP Write 5+ or ACCP Sentence 86+ and ACCP Write 4+ or ACT Eng 15+ or Acad Write 5/6) and (NexGen Read 261+ or ACCP Read 80+ or ACT Read 19+ or Coll Rdg Strat or Intro Coll Read) or Eng 1 or Written Comm