PSY3400 Substance Abuse and the Family

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Amanda Graham

Course Description:

An examination of the cause and effects of substance abuse on their families. Students will learn not only how the family plays a role in a substance abusers life, but also how a substance abuser influences their families. Both positive and negative cause and effects will be discussed in this course.

How This Course Benefits Students:

This course will relate to students who want to serve in the capacity of assisting clients in need of substance abuse treatment.

Why This Course Is Important:

In todays world, we are seeing an increase in addictions among other stressors. This course is important to the University as it will assist students in learning practices and procedures as well as state and federal laws and regulations needed to provide proper care to clients in need of addictions treatment. Students will also learn evidence based practices to apply to the treatment of their clients, their families, and society.