Social, psychological, behavioral and physiological impacts of psychoactive drug use and abuse explored. Impacts of specific drugs on health status examined. Educational programs, public policy and treatment of addiction considered.
- Develop an analytical framework for examining drug use issues.
- Differentiate psychoactive drugs according to their classifications and properties.
- Distinguish the behavioral and physiological effects of classifications of psychoactive drugs.
- Compare the historic use and regulation of psychoactive drugs to contemporary drug use issues.
- Distinguish among addiction,substance use disorders, substance use and co-dependence.
- Distinguish addiction treatment options.
- Evaluate community-level interventions to prevent drug use, abuse and addiction.
- Examine their own relationship with psychoactive drugs throughout their lifespan
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