Substance Use: Adolescents and their Families
09/28 - 10/25
This course defines and examines the impact of substance abuse on the adolescent, within the family system, and in communities. Stages of addiction are explored along with the topics of prevention, abuse identification, intervention, treatment options, and recovery relapse prevention. Discussion will address cultural and personal values and attitudes towards substance use and abuse. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and other prenatal substance abuse effects are defined along with the potential special needs of the children and their caregivers.