Division of Continuing & Distance Education, Summer School Off-Campus & Distance Learning

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Graduate Addiction Studies

Course Descriptions 

ADS 520

CADE: Comprehensive Alcohol/Drug Education

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: N/A

Offered Every Fall

Description

The fundamentals of the use, abuse and addictive nature of ethyl alcohol and other mood altering chemicals and the symptomology of alcoholism and other drug addiction.  Provides facts and insights concerning the nature, scope and complexity of mood altering chemical substances and current approaches to treatment and prevention of alcohol and other drug abuse.  Can be used toward Alcohol/Drug Treatment or Prevention State Certification.

ADS 522

Alcohol and Drug Treatment Continuum

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: ADS 552

Offered Every Fall

Description

The concept that alcohol and drug abuse treatment is a continuum from intervention through continuing care is emphasized.  Acquaints the student with theories, models, stages and functions of alcohol and drug abuse treatment.  Can be used for Alcohol/ Drug State Certification.

ADS 524

Psychopharmacology of Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

Offered Every Summer

Description

A study of the psychopharmacology of substance-related disorders coexisting with mental health disorders.  Includes implications prescription drugs have for treating individuals with a dual diagnosis.  Can be used for Alcohol/Drug Treatment or Prevention State Certification.

ADS 552

Alcohol and Drug Counseling Theories

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ADS 520 & 524

Offered Every Spring

Description

This course covers theoretical background of addiction.  Can be used for Alcohol/Drug Treatment State Certification.

ADS 592

Special Topics in ADS: Professional Ethics

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: N/A

Offered Every Summer

Description

A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field.  Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum.  Guest lecturers may serve as instructors.  Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student/instructor interaction.