431.3 Substance Abuse and Addictive Behavior in Society – 3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Completion of Conceptual Basis of Nursing II Theory and Conceptual Basis of Nursing II Clinical; or with approval of the Dean of the Undergraduate Program and course faculty.

Description: This course promotes a bio-psychosocial view of substance abuse and addictive behavior. It focuses on the nature, causes, prevention, intervention, and rehabilitation of these problems. Students learn ways in which abused chemicals have been regarded in society and factors that may contribute to current concepts about adverse consequences of alcohol and other drug abuse and addictive behaviors. Prevention programs, formal recovery programs, and self-help programs are visited and appraised.