The professional credential will provide a comprehensive understanding of the scientific causes of addiction, treatment options, and prevention strategies.
Chemical Dependency (025)
(Effective Fall 2019)
- School of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications
- Competency Credential
- More Information about Chemical Dependency
Opioid abuse has found its way into every industry, with devastating consequences. This professional credential is intended to enhance the skill level of degreed professionals currently working in fields such as law enforcement, education, human services, and health care, for example. Additionally, there is a demand in the private sector for employers to be able to identify employees and subcontractors who might be struggling with chemical dependency.
Program GoalsA graduate of this major should be able to:
- Identify addiction as a public health crisis in the United States (Awareness)
- Recognize predispositions and other environmental influences that play a role in addiction (Assessment)
- Examine health promotion and prevention strategies related to substance abuse (Promotion & Prevention)
- Evaluate the effectiveness of comprehensive treatment plans for those experiencing addiction (Evaluation)
- Establish strategies for multi-agency collaboration with local and regional stakeholders to develop programs, policies, and practices focused on reducing addiction and its impact on communities (Advocacy)
|DCP100||Science Behind Substance Abuse and Addiction||3|
|DCP201||Promotion and Prevention of Substance Use and Abuse||3|
|DCP202||Comprehensive Treatment of Drug Abuse and Addiction||3|
|DCP203||Advocacy and Social Policy Approaches to Addressing Substance Use and Abuse||3|
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