Feb 09, 2023  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

SOCW-139 Overview of Substance Abuse

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-030 (ACSR-030), completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of RDNG-016 or ACLT-074 with a minimum grade of 3.0; Pre-requisite: SOCW-136 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or higher.


Students will be introduced to the assessment and treatment approaches for addictive disorders: theories of addiction and treatment; and social dimensions of addiction and sobriety support. This class is appropriate for both students engaged in a course of study and beginning substance abuse workers in the field. It will apply toward the beginning substance abuse workers in the field. It will apply toward the educational requirements for the MCC certificate in Substance Abuse Treatment Services and certification as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Course Outcomes
1. Identify the fundamental theories of addiction and the treatment of addictive disorders 2. Identify the fundamental aspects of the assessment of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders 3. Identify the social. Cultural and medical factors relevant to addiction and the treatment and prevention of addictive disorders 4. Describe the methods to successfully engage clients and support continued sobriety 5. Describe the credentialing process for addictions counselors 6. Identify the 12 core functions for a Certified Addictions and Drug Counselor