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Upon completion of the HLSC Addictions curriculum, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the emotional, cognitive/mental, physical and societal effects of alcohol & other drugs and compulsive behaviors and use, abuse, and dependence.
  • Compare (and contrast) the theories of addiction.
  • Analyze sociocultural, political, geographic, and economic contexts and conditions related to addiction and compulsive behaviors.
  • Identify and apply the approaches to counseling that have demonstrated effectiveness with substance use and compulsive disroders.
  • Describe and employ the philosophies, practices, and policies of the most generally accepted and scientifically supported models of assessment, diagnosis, case management, and treatment for addiction and other substance-related problems.
  • Demonstrate an ability to use treatment and/or prevention skills, materials, and advanced treatment methods in working with individuals and communities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, and summarize peer reviewed, scholarly research articles on alcohol and other drugs and compulsive behaviors.