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Graduate Course Details
Number PSY 820
Title Theory and Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders
Credits 3.0
Prerequisites PSY731 and PSY740, or permission from the Instructor


This course introduces substance abuse theories, research, and treatment. Using a biopsychosocial perspective, students will learn the physiological and psychological effects of alcohol and other drugs, and the effects of substance abuse on individuals, families and communities. Current treatments considered effective for different populations will be discussed.