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Prerequisites: 'C+' or better in (SW 6001 AND SW 6002 AND SW 6030 AND 6040 AND SW 6110 AND SW 6120 AND SW 6140 AND SW 6240) OR Graduate standing
This course is designed to inform social work students about psychoactive medications. Both the use and misuse of psychoactive medications are discussed. Basic neurochemistry as it relates to psychoactive drug use is discussed. Basic actions of the drugs, expected effects and unwanted effect of the medications are also described. The concepts of tolerance, dependence, abuse and addiction are differentiated. Additional information is provided about the use of medications to treat addiction.