This course is designed as an introduction to the study of addiction, both substance and behavioural. Current research in the pharmacological, physiological, social and spiritual causes of addiction are considered as well as current models for understanding dependence, recovery and relapse. Students learn how the addictive process is assessed and treated based on the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the client. Family support, self-help programs, harm reduction and current trends in addictive substances and behaviours are also explored.
On-Line in the Fall & On Campus in the Winter
Introduction to Addiction can be taken on-line in the fall or on campus in the winter. The fall online option is open to part-time students.
Prerequisites: ENGL 12 or equivalent.