National University




CHD601 Drugs in American Society

Lead Faculty: Dr. Charles Tatum

Course Description

A survey course intended for a general audience with diverse interests in the phenomenon of drug use and abuse. Topics include pharmacology, history, theories of drug abuse, treatment methods, special populations, education and prevention models and ethical, political, social and legal considerations. Open to any graduate students with approval of their school except those who have completed CD 640.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive and critical understanding of drug use and abuse.
  • Articulate a personal or professional philosophy regarding how they, their employer, and/or society should respond to drug use and abuse.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of social, biological, and interpersonal theories of etiology and treatment of chemical dependency.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the pharmacology of drugs.