ADDS: Addiction Studies

ADDS 1998  Individualized Studies in Addiction Studies (ADDS)  (1-8 Credits)  

Students have the opportunity to develop individualized studies with their mentor in Addiction Studies (ADDS). Please contact your mentor/advisor for more details.

ADDS 2005  Addiction & Dependency: Introduction  (4 Credits)  

This course will focus on understanding of addictive disorders and the impact of addiction on the individual and the various social systems with which the person interacts. Topics will include categories of psychoactive substances and how these affect behavior, mood, and cognition. How addiction affects the individual, family, and community. The study will also examine the various models of addiction and the impact of addiction on specific populations. Substance use related addictions, gambling disorder, and process addictions will be examined. This course is aligned with the Community and Human Services Area of Study guidelines for Skills and Application and Integration. This course is aligned with the BS in Addiction Studies program guidelines for Knowledge, Skills, and Application and Integration. Prerequisites: Introduction to Psychology, Human Development, Introduction to Human Services, or equivalent. This course was previously CHS-252184 Addiction and Dependency: Introduction.

ADDS 2998  Individualized Studies in Addiction Studies (ADDS)  (1-8 Credits)  

Students have the opportunity to develop individualized studies with their mentor in Addiction Studies (ADDS). Registration for this class must be approved by the student’s mentor.

ADDS 3005  Interventions for Addiction Disorders  (4 Credits)  

This study will provide a deeper understanding of several models of practice in the addictions field. Students will understand various interventions, skills, and treatment modalities needed to design effective treatment interventions for working with the addicted populations. This course is aligned with the Community and Human Services Area of Study guidelines for Skills and Application and Integration. This course is aligned with the BS in Addiction Studies program guidelines for Skills and Application and Integration. This course was previously CHS-253484 Interventions for Addiction Disorders.

ADDS 3010  Substance Abuse Interventions in the Workplace  (4 Credits)  

This course identifies the issues, factors, and realities of substance abuse in the workplace. The role of human services worker in addressing substance abuse in the workplace will be explored. Strategies for assessing substance abuse in the workplace, as well as an examination of policy, programs, and interventions will be examined. This course is aligned with the Community and Human Services Area of Study guidelines for Skills and Application and Integration. This course is aligned with the BS in Addiction Studies program guidelines for Skills and Application and Integration.

ADDS 3020  Substance Abuse with Special Populations  (4 Credits)  

This course provides an overview of the unique problems and needs of diverse populations with substance use and abuse issues. The study focuses on the application of culturally sensitive social intervention strategies. Populations to be studied include but are not limited to, women, dually diagnosed clients, the LGBTQ community, and trauma survivors. This course is aligned with the Community and Human Services Area of Study guidelines for Skills, Diversity, and Application and Integration. This course is aligned with the BS in Addiction Studies program guidelines for Diversity.

ADDS 3122  Virtual Addictions in the 21st Century  (4 Credits)  

The Internet has afforded society many benefits such as instant communication with colleagues, family, and friends, shopping at the click of a button, and virtual reality simulations where you can communicate with others from across the globe from the comfort of your couch. This environment has created a host of new addictive behaviors like Internet addiction, online gambling, gaming addiction, and gambling within the gaming environment. Our daily consumption of our new digital culture has created environments in which we have adapted our educational systems, work environments, and our medical records to this digital way of life. While all of this technology has encouraged our creativity, expanded our ways of communicating, and fostered the development of new ways of thinking, it has also led to addiction to this virtual technology that can be rather debilitating for some. This course will examine these types of behavioral addictions, populations most at risk, warning signs that loved ones, teachers, and other professionals should take note of, and possible risk and protective factors. Students will also develop possible prevention and/or intervention strategies to combat these types of behavioral addictions. This course is aligned with the Community and Human Services Area of Study guidelines for Skills.

Attributes: Liberal

ADDS 3998  Individualized Studies in Addiction Studies (ADDS)  (1-8 Credits)  

Students have the opportunity to develop individualized studies with their mentor in Addiction Studies (ADDS). Registration for this class must be approved by the student’s mentor.

ADDS 4005  Adolescence & Addictions  (4 Credits)  

This course explores the different substance use and abuse disorders common among adolescents. Topics may include: developmental issues that affect and are affected by substance use, abuse, and addiction; the application of substance use diagnostic criteria to adolescents; issues related to assessing substance use and abuse disorders in adolescents; theory and research about causes, influences, and trajectories of substance use disorders in adolescence; and topics related to the engagement and treatment of adolescents with substance use disorders. Additionally, the interaction between substance use and mental health disorders may be explored. This course is aligned with the Community and Human Services Area of Study guidelines for Knowledge of Human Behavior, Skills, and Application and Integration. This course is aligned with the BS in Addiction Studies program guidelines for Diversity. Prerequisites: Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Human Development, Introduction to Human Services, or equivalent

Attributes: Liberal

ADDS 4006  Women and Addiction  (4 Credits)  

This study will explore the intersection of women and addiction by providing an overview of issues related to women with substance use disorders and appropriate and effective gender-responsive treatment. Additionally, this course will explore addiction issues related to trauma and differences in the physiological and neurobiology impact in women with substance use disorders. This course is aligned with the Community and Human Services Area of Study guidelines for Skills

ADDS 4010  Advanced Substance Abuse Counseling  (4 Credits)  

This advanced examination of substance abuse treatment focuses on substance-abusing clients and their families, encouraging them to form a heterogeneous group that is treated from an individualized perspective. We will explore practical skills and treatment strategies and address substance abuse as a disability and a complex problem. The concept of recovery will be addressed as a process that is holistic, individualized and functionally based. Using an integrated approach, we will examine personalized assessment, behavior change strategies, and effective treatment modalities. This course is aligned with the Community and Human Services Area of Study guidelines for Skills and Application and Integration. This course is aligned with the BS in Addiction Studies program guidelines Skills and Application and Integration.

ADDS 4015  Evidence-Based Substance Abuse Counseling  (4 Credits)  

The purpose of this study is to provide evidence-based counseling strategies for managing real-life cases. The study will review and examine the work of the most prominent psychosocial treatment approaches. The basic assumptions, theories, and specific actions and strategies that can be utilized by the helper from start-to-finish will be reviewed. This course is aligned with the Community and Human Services Area of Study guidelines for Skills and Application and Integration. This course is aligned with the BS in Addiction Studies program guidelines for Skills and Application and Integration.

ADDS 4998  Individualized Studies in Addiction Studies (ADDS)  (1-8 Credits)  

Students have the opportunity to develop individualized studies with their mentor in Addiction Studies (ADDS). Registration for this class must be approved by the student’s mentor.