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SSW-209 Contemporary Perspectives on Substance Abuse

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

This course prepares students to work with clients who have addictions problems. Skills and knowledge related to the management and understanding of addiction related problems and explores the biopsychosocial spiritual theory of addiction. Further, this course examines the transtheoretical model of change, history of substance abuse, pattern of use and the impact of addictions on society and selected populations.


  • SSW 150 or EA/CS Certificate or equivalent

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