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

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Undergraduate Addiction Studies

Course Descriptions

ADS 116

Study of Alcohol Use & Abuse

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: N/A

Offered Every Semester

Description

Provides an introduction to the use, abuse, and addictive nature of ethyl alcohol.  Students will explore the history of alcohol use, basic knowledge of the medical effects of alcohol use and abuse, the basic premise behind the biopsychosocial model, the continuum of care, and personal risk for alcohol problems.  Required course for South Dakota State Alcohol/Drug Certification.

 

ADS 117

Study of Drug Use & Abuse

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: N/A

Offered Every Semester

Description

Fundamentals of mood-altering chemicals other than ethyl alcohol and the symptomatology and treatment of the abuse of them.  Provides facts and insights concerning the abuse of a wide variety of "legal" and "illegal" mood-altering chemical substances and approaches to treatment and prevention of drug abuse.  Required of ADS major/minors.  Required course for South Dakota State Alcohol/Drug Certification.

ADS 220

Alcohol & Drug Helping Skills

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ADS 116, 117 with a C or better.

Offered Every Semester

Description

An introduction to multicultural counseling theories and skills.  The student will develop basic communication and individual helping skills appropriate in dealing with abusers of alcohol and other drugs.  Required of ADS majors/minors.  Required course for South Dakota State Alcohol/Drug Certification.

ADS 222

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Group Interaction

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ADS 116, 117, 220, with a C or better.

Offered Every Semester

Description

Introduces basic theories and dynamics of counseling groups.  Develops the facilitative skills appropriate to working with those groups in the management of alcohol and drug abuse. Required of ADS majors/minors.  Required course for South Dakota State Alcohol/Drug Certification.

ADS 315

Ethical & Legal Issues in the Alcohol/Drug Profession

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ADS 116, 117, 220 and 222, with a C or better.

Offered Every Summer

Description

This course will explore the ethical and legal issues within the substance abuse field.  This course will include an opportunity for identification and discussion of ethical and legal issues frequently encountered by prevention and treatment professionals.  Required course for South Dakota State Alcohol/Drug Certification.

ADS 320

Adolescents and Substance Abuse Treatments

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ADS 116, 117, 220, & 222 with a C or better or consent of instructor.

Offered Every Summer

Description

Understand the key adolescent developmental tasks, gain knowledge on how alcohol and other drugs impact adolescent developmental tasks, understand the complex nature of determining adolescent substance abuse or addiction.  Elective course for South Dakota State Alcohol/Drug Certification.

ADS 410

Working with Families on Alcohol/Drug Issues

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ADS 116, 117, 220 & 222, with a C or better.

Offered Spring Odd Years, Summer Even Years

 
Description

Traditional and contemporary theories of family counseling will be studied and applied to alcohol and drug abusing families.  The role of the partner/family in the onset, progression, treatment, and prevention of alcohol and drug abuse will be reviewed.  Required course for South Dakota State Alcohol/Drug Certification.

ADS 412

Alcohol & Drug Use in Diverse Populations

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ADS 116, 117, 220 & 222 with a C or better.

Offered Spring Even Years

Description

Alcohol and other drug use among diverse groups such as adolescents, people of color, women, elderly, and homosexuals will be studied.  Strategies for effective treatment and prevention will be examined.  Required course for South Dakota State Alcohol/Drug Certification.

ADS 415

Native Americans and Substance Abuse

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ADS 116, 117, 220 & 222 with a C or better or consent of instructor.

Offered Fall Even Years

Description

This course is designed to acquaint the substance abuse student/professional with the cultural and spiritual basics of effective substance abuse prevention and treatment with Native American populations and individuals.  This will aid the student/professional in applying culturally and spiritually appropriate prevention and treatment with Native American clients.  Elective course for South Dakota State Alcohol/Drug Certification.

ADS 417

Alcohol/Drug Individual Helping Skills Lab

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ADS 116, 117, 220, 222

Offered TBA

Description

Supervised practical experience in individual alcohol and drug abuse counseling.

ADS 418

Alcohol/Drug Group Interaction

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ADS 116, 117, 222

Offered TBA

Description

Supervised practical experience in group alcohol and drug abuse counseling.

ADS 420

CADE: Comprehensive Alcohol and Drug Education

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ADS 116, 117, or instructor consent.

Offered Every Fall

Description

The fundamentals of the use, abuse and addictive nature of ethyl alcohol and other mood altering chemicals and the symptomatology 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.

ADS 421

Foundations of Alcohol and Drug Prevention

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ADS 116, 117, or instructor consent.

Offered Summer Even Years

Description

Past and current models of alcohol and other drug prevention will be studied to determine what led to their origin, strengths, weaknesses and effectiveness.  Required for state prevention certification.

ADS 422

Alcohol & Drug Treatment Continuum

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ADS 116, 117, 220, and 222 with a C or better.

Offered Fall Every Year

Description

The concept that alcohol and drug abuse treatment is a continuum from intervention through continuing care is emphasized.  This course acquaints the student with theories, models, stages and functions of alcohol and drug abuse treatment.  Required course for South Dakota State Alcohol/Drug Certification.

ADS 424

Psychopharmacology of Alcohol and Drugs

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ADS 116 or 117, 220, 222

Offered Every Summer

Description

A study of substance related disorders coexisting with mental health disorders. Includes implications prescription drugs have for treating individuals with a dual diagnosis.

ADS 426

Theory and Practice of Alcohol & Drug Prevention

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ADS 421

Offered Summer Odd Years

Description

Examines program planning, organization and coordination necessary to develop and implement alcohol and drug prevention within communities.  Required for South Dakota State prevention certification.

ADS 452

Alcohol/Drug Counseling Theories

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ADS 116, 117 or 420

Offered Every Spring

Description

Introduces the student to advanced dynamics and theories of addiction counseling.  An examination of the major theories of addiction and an exploration of the meaning of addiction and substance abuse counseling will be undertaken.

ADS 496

Independent Field Experience

Credits: 6

Prerequisites: ADS 315, 421, or 422

Offered Every Semester

Description

Applied, monitored and supervised, field-based learning experience for which the student may or may not be paid.  Students gain practical experience and follow a negotiated or directed plan of study established between the student, instructor, and field experience supervisor.  Due to the presence of a field supervisor, a lower level of supervision is provided by the instructor in these courses than is the case in an internship or practicum course.