Alcohol and Chemical Dependency

ALCDA-231: Survey of Chemical Dependency, Credits = 5
Introduction to the field of chemical abuse and dependency by examining use, abuse, and addiction as these relate to alcohol and other psychoactive licit and illicit drugs.

ALCDA-233: Physiological Actions of Alcohol and Other Drugs, Credits = 4
Provides an understanding of the effects of psychoactive drugs on human physiology and behavior. Psychoactive substances will be discussed in their historical, social, and physiological contexts. Emphasis will be placed on drugs of abuse and their neurochemical principles. Designed primarily for entry level chemical dependency counselors needing to meet WAC guidelines, this course is also open to anyone wishing to expand their knowledge of physiological actions of abusive drugs.

ALCDA-235: Basic Chemical Dependency Counseling/Therapy, Credits = 4
Provides an understanding of effective assessment and treatment techniques necessary to address the complexities of chemical dependency. The course will use the developmental model of recovery with emphasis on skill development and clinical application.

ALCDA-236: Group Dynamics in Chemical Dependency Counseling, Credits = 5
Designed to expose students to the actual functions of the therapy group. Students will observe and participate in experiential exercises that are designed to mimic the various stages of treatment.

ALCDA-237: Chemical Dependency in the Family, Credits = 4
Concept of addiction as a family disease. The relationship of the family system and family involvement will be analyzed. Modalities of treatment for family members and techniques of intervention will be explored.

ALCDA-238: Chemically Dependent Client, Credits = 3
Acquaints the student with the main components of managing the chemically dependent client. The course will focus on the overview of case management, rules and regulations, treatment, record keeping, assessments, treatment planning, conferences and consultation, discharge planning, and latest trends in this growing field.

ALCDA-242: Relapse Prevention, Credits = 5
Students will learn to exhibit skills necessary to facilitate clients in preventing relapse by effectively using relapse prevention counseling and recovery enhancements methods to identify and manage high-risk situations. Students will learn and practice these skills in group settings.