2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Jul 12, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

PSY 241 - Substance Abuse


Description: Study of the physical, social, and psychological effects of substance abuse. The effects of substance abuse on the criminal justice system.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Nature and history of drug and alcohol abuse
  2. Types of drugs
  3. Psychological factors
  4. Physiological factors
  5. Social and criminal factors
  6. Research in the field
  7. Treatment methods
  8. Anti-drug legislation
  9. Legalization and decriminalization of drugs

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain the symptoms and consequences of substance abuse
  2. Identify and categorize the types of drugs most associated with abuse.
  3. Summarize the history of drug and alcohol abuse.
  4. Characterize several treatment approaches to drug abuse.
  5. Review current research in drug abuse.
  6. Analyze the effects of drugs on the criminal justice system.