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HS102 Psychopharmacology 3 credits

Students will be introduced to the behavioral, psychological, physical and social effects of psychoactive substances on the individual user as well as the family and society. Students will learn basic pharmacology and about commonly abused drugs. Models of treatment for substance use and disorders will be explored including issues related to diverse cultures, lifestyles, gender and the needs of special populations. This class is accepted by MHACBO to meet part of the certification requirements for alcohol & drug counselors (CADC I).

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.