Adolescence & Addictions


Empire State University

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    Spring 2024
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This course explores the various substance use and addiction disorders affecting adolescents. Topics may include: developmental processes affected by substance use and addiction disorders; research about risk factors, influences, and trajectories of addiction disorders in adolescence; application of DSM-5 substance use and addiction disorder criteria to adolescents; gambling and gaming addiction, assessing addiction and substance use disorders in adolescents; and engagement and treatment of adolescents with addiction and substance use disorders. The interaction between substance use, addiction and mental health disorders will be explored. This course is aligned with the Community and Human Services Area of Study guidelines for Knowledge of Human Behavior and Skills & Application. This course is aligned with the BS in Addiction Studies program guidelines for Diversity. Prerequisites: Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Human Development, Introduction to Human Services, or equivalent.
Course Area: Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counseling
Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
Dates: 01-16-2024 - 04-26-2024
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Local Course ID: 24SP_ESC_ADDS4005_01
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