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Prerequisites: Admission to Substance Use Disorder Treatment Training Certificate Program
This course is an overview neurochemistry and the physical and mental effects of psychoactive drugs as well as treatment and prevention of substance use disorders and compulsive behaviors. This course is designed to improve the understanding of psychoactive medication use in society. Students will gain a basic pharmacological understanding of psychoactive medications and their effects. Students will also be introduced to other patterns of behavior that may be addictive. Students will also gain an understanding of psychosocial and pharmacological treatment of substance use disorders.