HSW 296: Neuropsychology of Addiction
In this course, students explore the relationship between the physiological makeup of the body and its impact on the addictive nature of drugs and alcohol. By the end of this course, students will have a strong understanding of how neurotransmitters and the chemical makeup of the brain are influenced by drugs. Students explore the role that stimulants, depressants, and hallucinogenics play in altering brain chemistry, the impact of withdrawal, and the basic concepts of detoxing. In addition, students will be introduced to different classifications of prescription medications used in treating mental illness.
Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6
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