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 Course Title:   Alcoholism and Other Chemical Dependencies

 Title Abbreviation:   ALCOHOL/CHEM DEPENDENCY

 Department:    HSERV

 Course #:    141

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    510392

 EPC:    420

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Social, psychological, and physiological aspects of drug abuse and drug dependencies. Introduction to drug use behaviors and their impact on contemporary society. Foundational course for those who desire more knowledge regarding psychoactive drugs, drug-use behavior and the treatment systems currently available to assist those with drug related problems.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
svc HSERV 141 (Transfer - will be put in later)

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify signs and symptoms of chemical dependency.
  2. Discuss theories of etiology.
  3. Recognize signs and symptoms of recovery in the individual and family.
  4. Identify elements of effective intervention and treatment as practiced in the state of Washington.
  5. Discuss effects of chemical dependency on family and others.
  6. Attend/discuss the 12-step recovery process and other models and processes of recovery.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.3 Evaluate information and its sources critically.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

Course Contents

  1. Signs and symptoms of chemical dependency.
  2. Etiology theories.
  3. Signs and symptoms of recovery in the individual and family.
  4. Elements of effective intervention and treatment as practiced in the state of Washington.
  5. Effects of chemical dependency on family and others.
  6. Twelve-step recovery and other models and processes of recovery.