This course gives an overview of drug substances and drug abuse as viewed from different approaches. We will be studying the types and patterns of drug abuse, symptoms, causes, treatment modalities, and other related factors. We will discuss the sociological and physiological effects of different drugs, as well as the legal, cultural, and educational factors as they relate to drug abuse prevention. Through assigned readings, written assignments, and class discussion, you should achieve a basic understanding of drug use and its various consequences in the United States.
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to: