SW 537 Evaluation and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders 3 cr.  (3-0-0)

This course will explore the neurochemical, physical and mental effects of commonly used psychoactive substances on the human biological system. Emphasis is placed on the basic pharmacology of psychoactive drugs, the medical consequences of compulsive illicit use, and therapeutic approaches for managing substance use disorders. This course will also review the four major classes of drugs that are of clinical significance in treating co-occuring disorders.