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HMNS 208 - Assessment and Treatment of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

(3,0) 3 Credits

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This course will provide an overview of methods and approaches to assess and treat individuals with alcohol and other substance use disorders. It will examine formal and informal models of client assessment including screening, intake, and doing a comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment. The course will cover methods to increase rapport, develop trust, and motivation. It will examine various instruments to diagnosis and assess severity levels of substance use disorders including DSM-IV- TR; ASAM Criteria, and ASI. It will cover addiction treatment planning including diagnostic summaries, differential diagnosis and levels of care. The course will describe various models of treatment including detoxification, outpatient, inpatient, residential, therapeutic communities, and medication treatments. Students will examine different categories of drugs and specific treatment and assessment issues with each category. The course will provide an overview of evidence-based treatment modalities including Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET); Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 12 Step Facilitation and use of individual, group and family therapy.

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