Definitions of alcohol and other drug use and abuse; alcoholism and other addictions; history and types of chemical dependency; impact on individual, family, and society. (Elective)
Degrees and Certificates
Facts about alcohol and other drug use and abuse and skills to impart these facts in a counseling environment. Includes physical effects and behavioral attitudes, family systems, health and safety, drinking and driving, treatment resources, and responsible decision making. Offered for continuing professional education; highly recommended as an elective.
Education about HIV/AIDS, focusing on prevention, transmission of virus, health, community, and self-awareness.
Students will learn concepts of recovery, resilience, and practice of Certified Peer Counseling. Develop interpersonal skills that emphasize healthy attachment, defusing transference, self-advocacy, client assessment planning, goal setting for self and peers, and the impact of values and culture on life transitions. This course is designed to meet the State and Federal standards for a Peer Recovery Specialist. This class may include students from multiple sections.
This class teaches students about medical complications of substance abuse including alcohol, tobacco, cocaine, amphetamines, opiates, cannabis and benzodiazepines. Class emphasizes addiction, overdose and withdrawal and how chemicals affect the body.