HSML 4650 - Assessment of Behavioral and Chemical Addictions
Credit hours: 3
Description: This course examines substance use and abuse. Its goals are to explore how society causes an increased use of substances; and to analyze systems designed to offer prevention and treatment. Special emphasis is placed on various theoretical models and concepts of addictions, and assessment techniques currently used in substance abuse/addiction treatment of adolescents. Guidelines for screening and assessing teens for alcohol abuse and drug abuse problems are discussed as well as assessment for referral and treatment; confidentiality laws; and screening and assessment in juvenile justice settings.
Prerequisite(s): HSML 4100 or HSML 4120.
Course typically offered: Spring