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Alcohol and Other Drugs: The Fundamentals


An introduction to alcohol and other drugs and their biophysical effects across the lifespan. Topics include the history and classification of drugs; the physical, cognitive, emotional, and societal impact of psychoactive substances; levels of use; poly substance abuse; and addiction liability. Prerequisites: Health Science majors, Substance Abuse/Addictions minors, or Criminal Justice minors, or by permission only. Fall, Spring.