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SOWK 2030 Introduction to Addictions (3 credits)

This is an introductory course that provides an overview of the addictions field including: theories of substance abuse counseling, the continuum of substance abuse, ethical and legal issues in substance abuse counseling, assessment and diagnosing of substance use disorders, and the diverse treatment options available to clients. A clear emphasis will be placed on the necessity of treating each client with dignity and respect through a multicultural, strengths-based approach along with client advocacy being central to an addiction professional¿s role. The current and emerging substance abuse paradigm of evidence-based practices and respectful community collaboration with other fields including health care and criminal justice will be discussed.
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