Description: This course explores the biopsychosocial causes of substance use, abuse, and addiction. Course work considers the primary, secondary and tertiary impacts of substance abuse and addiction on individuals and society. Coursework integrates traditional development theories with the most current research on how to support identity development when working in the recovery field. Students learn about and practice using a strengths-based perspective in the most common interventions and treatment today including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment, and 12-Step models. Letter grade only.
Sections offered: Spring 2020
Prerequisite: Senior status and any course that satisfies NAU's Junior Level Writing Requirement