Course Number & Name:  SOC 153 Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention and Education

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in SOC 101 or PSY 101 or permission of the instructor
Concurrent Courses:

Course Description: This course provides an introduction to the individual, group, and social factors that predispose or create a risk for substance abusing behavior, the knowledge and skills needed for entry into the prevention profession, and the broad range of prevention activities and strategies utilized to reduce the risk or frequency of substance abusing behaviors.  This course is approved as 42 educational hours towards the CADC credential.

<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. identify and describe community resources and networking;
  2. identify and explain the psychological features of substance use and its pharmacological component;
  3. identify and explain the medical features of substance use and its pharmacological component;
  4. identify and describe substance use issues amongst cultural groups and special populations;
  5. identify and describe co-dependency issues and integrate the family members into the therapeutic process;
  6. identify and explain cultural roadblocks to recovery; and
  7. identify and explain educational resources and apply effective presentation practices.


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