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Course Descriptions

HED 209 - Drugs and Behavior

3 Credits

This course is designed to inform the student about the issue of chemical dependencies. Basic pharmacology and the effects of different psychoactive substances on the human body and how they impact physical and psychological health and wellness.The biological, psychological and sociological reasons for drug-seeking behavior will be discussed.Treatment,recovery,and prevention methods will be studied for effectiveness in physical health and wellness Topics pertaining to both legal and illegal drug use, abuse and dependency will be covered. This will be accomplished through the use of lectures, class discussions and reaction papers. The student upon completion will be able to develop their own personal health and wellness plan to live a substance abuse free life.

MCC General Education: MCC-HW - Health and Wellness (MHW)

Course Learning Outcomes
Define substance abuse as a health problem.
2. Compare the effectiveness of social responses to Substance Abuse in America.
3. Describe the components of The Disease Model of Addiction.
4. Describe the effects of The Disease Model on use, abuse, or dependency.
5. Compare the effectiveness of modalities of treatment.
6. Compare the effects of different psychoactive substances.
7. Analyze the withdrawal effects of psychoactive substances.
8. Discuss the relevancy of Community Support Groups in recovery.
9. Identify the effects of addiction on the family system.
10. Evaluate the connections of Substance Abuse with crime and violence.
11. Utilize Health and Fitness as a strategy to prevent substance use or support recovery.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2023