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HSV 255 - Addictive Disease Concepts

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
A historical and theoretical background to current concepts of addiction. A variety of addictive behaviors are examined with special focus on psychoactive drug dependency.
Competencies
  1. Explain the biological, psychological, sociological, and moral theories of addiction
    1. Discuss genetic predisposition and brain chemistry from current research
    2. Relate depression, anxiety and personality disorders to the psychological theory
    3. Illustrate the relationship of poverty, crime, and role conflict to the social dimension
    4. Summarize how values, belief systems, and choice enter into the moral concept
  2. Explain the historical development of attitudes toward addiction in the United States
    1. Identify significant persons who influence thinking
    2. List organizations and agencies that contributed to education and services
    3. Relate events that contributed to problems and solutions
    4. Discuss the scope of addiction
  3. Illustrate destructive behaviors that are currently interpreted as forms of non-chemical addiction
    1. Outline addictive agents other than chemicals
    2. Outline activities that have addictive potential
    3. Discuss addiction in types of relationships
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the categories, classes and names of the most common chemicals of abuse and dependency
    1. Give examples of analgesics, sedatives, stimulants, hallucinogens, and OTC substances
    2. List benzodiazepine, amphetamine and barbiturate classes and their abuse potential
    3. Name generic and brand names of prescription drugs of abuse
  5. Explain the signs and symptoms of chemical addiction according to diagnostic criteria currently used
    1. Explain the medical, psychological and social features in diagnosis
    2. Explain DSM-TR diagnosis criteria for substance use disorders
    3. Outline the 6 Dimensions of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
  6. Explain how special needs groups in the population are affected by chemical addiction
    1. Discuss the impact of clinical addiction on ethnic minorities
    2. Discuss the impact of clinical addiction on gay/lesbians
    3. Discuss the impact of clinical addiction on the disabled
    4. Discuss the impact of clinical addiction on the elderly
    5. Discuss the impact of clinical addiction on youth and adolescents
    6. Discuss the impact of clinical addiction on women (and pregnancy).
    7. Discuss the impact of co-occurring disorders
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of chemical addiction on the lives of family members and friends
    1. Outline the relationship patterns
    2. Discuss the related issue of enabling
    3. Discuss the related issue of codependency
  8. Identify the types of intervention used in chemical addiction
    1. Outline evidenced based practices
    2. Review pharmological interventions
    3. Review legal interventions: commitment process/commital
  9. Examine rehabilitation services currently available for chemical addiction
    1. Investigate levels of care used by healthcare organizations
    2. Analyze specific components of treatment
    3. Examine the significance of support groups in recovery
  10. Demonstrate academic self-discipline
    1. Keep up with reading assignments
    2. Attend class regularly
    3. Participate in class discussions in a meaningful way
  11. Demonstrate the ability to comprehend literature of the field of addiction
    1. Read, for understanding, all assigned addiction related material
    2. Use the terminology and concepts associated with addiction in discussions and writing assignments
  12. Demonstrate logical and analytical thinking
    1. Write answers to test questions using correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling
    2. Write answers to test questions in a clear and comprehensible manner, addressing issues and distinguishing between fact and opinion
  13. Identify ethical behavior
    1. Outline principles of ethical behavior as identified by Iowa Board of Certification
    2. Discuss ethical dilemmas



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