Dec 08, 2023
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.
- Evaluate the biological, psychological, sociological theories of addiction.
- Develop an analytical framework for understanding any specific drug-use issue.
- Identify the differences between misuse, abuse and dependencies.
- Describe general trends in U.S. drug use.
- Describe risk factors and protective factors of drug use.
- Discuss motives that people may have for dangerous drug-using behavior.
- Explain the historical development of Substance Abuse in the United States
- Distinguish between the federal governments regulatory approach from 1900’s to present day.
- Relate events that contributed to problems and solutions of substance use.
- Identify key pieces of legislation regarding substance abuse.
- Identify how substance abuse and misuse impacts diverse populations.
- Interpret categories, classes and names of the most common chemicals of abuse and dependency.
- Give examples of stimulants, Depressants, inhalants, mental health medications, Opiods, marijuana, Hallucinogens, Performance -enhancing drugs.
- Describe the typical effects of drugs in each of the six categories of substances.
- Distinguish between generic brand, chemical and street names for a drug.
- Compare and contrast the most important routes of drug administration.
- Explain the signs and symptoms of chemical addiction according to diagnostic criteria.
- State the differences between misuse, abuse and dependency.
- Explain stages of change.
- Explain DSM-V Criteria for substance abuse.
- Outline the 6 Dimensions of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
- Examine types of intervention in Prevention and Treatment used in Substance Abuse.
- Outline evidenced based practices.
- Review pharmacological interventions.
- Review legal interventions: commitment.
- Examine significance of self-help support groups.
- Identify treatment resources (i.e. agencies in local communities).
- Determine Ethical behavior.
- Outline principles of ethical behavior as outlined by code of ethics ( Iowa Board of Certification, NASW, ACA, etc.).
- Discuss ethical dilemmas that are common within substance abuse treatment.
- Explore personal values and beliefs that may impact ethical practice.
Competencies Revised Date: 2020
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