Psychology of Addiction

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The resource is an openly licensed textbook, which was developed in collaboration with the instructor. We had looked for a textbook like this, prior to making it, and we could not find anything. It is unique in there are few resources bringing together all of the parts of addiction so thoroughly.

Course Description:

A study of the psychological and sociological factors relating to the problems of addiction. Special attention will be given to the effects which alcohol and other drugs have upon fetuses, children, adults, families, and communities.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Examine the dominant beliefs and attitudes in our society with regard to chemical use, abuse, and addiction. (LO1)
  • Define characteristics of the major classes of drugs. (LO2)
  • Identify and summarize the addiction process and the characteristics thereof. (LO3)
  • Explain the effects of addiction on individual, family, and community. (LO4)
  • Outline and critique current intervention and treatment modalities used in the field. (LO5)

Trine University and PALNIPress

United States, Indiana

Contributed by: Andrea Bearman

Language: English

License: CC-BY