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2022-23 Catalog 
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HSSA& 101 - Understanding Addiction

4 credits

Introduction to the physiological, psychological and sociological aspects of addiction. The student will learn to analyze patterns of substance use disorders and addiction associated with alcohol, prescription, over-the-counter and illegal substances. The course introduces the student to methods of prevention, assessing the degree of involvement potential substance users have with addiction. The course meets the requirements for Washington State Department of Health; Substance Use Disorder Professional License. This course is specific to Drug and Alcohol addicted individuals and meets the requirement for content area WAC 246-811-030 (Section A).

Theory Hours
4 theory hours.

Vocational Program Course
Vocational program course.

AA General Elective
May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
  • Review various etiological theories of addiction.
  • Distinguishing between drug use, abuse, prevention intervention, and treatment of substance use disorders and drug abuse.
  • Identify the behavioral effects of addiction and sociological consequences.
  • Identify the effects of addiction on the body and within the family system.

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