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This course presents the individual as well as the societal consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs through an exploration of contemporary patterns of legal and illegal consumption and their health, social, family, economic, legal, and political consequences. Participants analyze the prevalence and complexity of such problems as impaired driving, traumatic injury, alcohol-related birth defects, domestic violence, homelessness, and workplace issues. Participants also have opportunities to debate the treatment and prevention implications suggested by readings and class discussions, and prepare themselves to explore strategies for mitigation.

Other Credits: BRN, BBS: 21 CE Hrs.

Note: Requirement for Professional Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling. To receive credit toward CCAPP certification, students must enroll for a letter grade.

Course Number: FPM-40054
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Substance Use Disorder Counseling