Nov 17, 2019  
2019-2020 GCC Catalog 
    
2019-2020 GCC Catalog
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DAR* 101 - Public Health Issues: Abuse & Addiction


3 credits
Students will explore key topic areas in the addictions field such as: models and theories of addiction and recovery; history of legislation and regulation; self-help and evidenced-based approaches to recovery. This course provides a comprehensive overview of public health problems related to substance misuse, abuse and dependence. Study areas include trends in substance use, co-occurring disorders, process addictions, relevant national drug policies, the role of the media, HIV/AIDS and other contagions, domestic violence, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and costs to society. Students will be introduced to the prevention, harm reduction, and treatment continuum and its application to a public health model.
Prereq/Corequisite(s): ENG* 101 .



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