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ALCDA 231
Survey of Chemical Dependency


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:50


Description
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.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Gain a historical understanding of the use and abuse of alcohol with appreciation of the similarities and differences in contemporary understanding of the subject.
  • Understand the social, legal, and economic ramifications of chemical abuse.
  • Learn the basic effects of alcohol and other drugs on the body.
  • Introdcution to the major definitions of chemical dependency, including the disease and public health model, as well as gaining a working definition of chemical dependency.
  • Understand the disease process of chemical dependency and its progression and symptoms.
  • Gain a basic understanding of the dynamics and impact of chemical dependency within the family system.
  • Gain an overview of evaluation and treatment techniques.
  • Gain an appreciation of treating chemically dependent special populations such as adolescents, women, mentally ill, elderly and minorities.
  • Gain a basic understanding of prevention strategies.
  • Become familiar with critical issues including confidentiality, professional ethics, and child abuse reporting.
  • Receive a basic knowledge of the WAC guidelines concerning professional chemical dependency counseling.
  • Become familiar with special professional counselor concerns such as burnout and self-care.
  • Gain an awareness of their own values, attitudes, and knowledge about chemical dependency and abuse.

  • Course Topics
  • General AOD Information on Colleges
  • Alcohol and "Alcohol and the Body"
  • Alcohol Dependence
  • Etiology of Alcohol Dependence
  • Medical Complications
  • The Behavior of Dependence
  • The Effects of Alcohol Problems on the Family
  • Evaluation and Treatment

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ALCDA 231
    Winter 2009
    3925
    Loren Hajduk
    ALCDA 231
    Fall 2008
    3922
    Loren Hajduk


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
     
     
     
    X
    X
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.