PS1240 - Understanding Addictions

This course takes a detailed look at how alcohol and/or drug addiction affects an individual.  First, it examines the nature of dependency on a physical, psychological, and emotional level. This information will then be utilized to teach students basic assessment, intervention, and counseling techniques.  Students will also receive a detailed understanding of the process of change, relapse prevention, and stages of recovery in addiction.  They will also learn how addiction impacts upon a family.  Students will also acquire more knowledge on how addiction affects specific populations (youth, women, seniors, Aboriginal persons, and adult children of alcohol/drug users). 

Prerequisite(s): PS1121, PS1200

Corequisite(s): PS1200 can also be taken as a co-requisite

This course is offered in the following programs:
Community Leadership Development