May 18, 2021  
Fitchburg State University 2013-14 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2013-14 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HMSV 2950 - Addictive Behaviors


3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every other year.

This course is designed for students who plan a career in the helping professions (including education), or who wish to understand the cognitive, emotional, social and biological correlates of alcohol and other drug abuse, or other addictive behaviors. A framework is presented for viewing such compulsive behaviors as part of a continuum from “normal” to “dysfunctional,” and controversies in the field are discussed. Students will be exposed to models of addiction, a classification of drugs, prevention of alcohol and other drug abuse, and information necessary to work with clients who are affected by addiction, including assessment and diagnosis, modalities of treatment, the role of support groups and relapse prevention. In addition to lectures and class discussions students are required to attend community support group meetings and to participate in a community prevention project (e.g., the Great American Smokeout).

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