SYG 2324  Principles of Substance Abuse credits: 3

This course is an overview of substance abuse. Topics examined include: historical perspectives; identification, intervention and outcome of abusers and their families; treatment techniques; prevention, intervention and rehabilitation resources; types of therapeutic and support groups; and the pharmacology of commonly abused substances. The course is recommended for those persons who would like to gain knowledge about substance abuse and its effect in today's society.

Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 or ENC 0056) And (REA 0017 or REA 0056) Or EAP 1695 or satisfactory score on the SPC placement test.