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GMS6780: Addiction: Neuroscience and Trends

This course presents findings from leading-edge neuroscience research on how different drugs act on the brain and how differences in age, gender and other factors influence those effects. The course introduces different types of drugs and describes global trends in substance use and addiction.

Credits: 3

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GMS6781: Foundations in Addiction and Substance Use Disorders

This course covers cross-disciplinary areas underlying the work of addiction professionals: understanding addiction, treatment knowledge, application to practice and professional readiness. It discusses models and theories of addiction, treatment and recovery, research-based methods for diagnosis, treatment and outcome-measurement, sociocultural and other factors that influence substance use and treatment and practice-setting differences.

Credits: 3

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GMS6782: Addiction: Clinical Evaluation and Treatment Planning

This course covers screening and assessment of people who may have addiction or who are being considered for treatment, along with how to interpret and use resulting data. It explores individualized treatment planning that accounts for drug type, mental health and other medical conditions, as well as family, employment, social and legal concerns.

Credits: 3

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GMS6783: Addiction: Counseling and Treatment Methods

This course looks in-depth at collaboration between counselor and client in establishing treatment and recovery goals, promoting beneficial behaviors and discouraging harmful behaviors that put individuals at risk for infectious diseases and other issues. It covers individual and group counseling, as well as counseling for families, couples and significant others.

Credits: 3

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GMS6784: Addiction: Referral and Service Coordination

This course covers how addiction professionals work effectively as part of multidisciplinary treatment teams and carry out administrative, clinical and evaluative activities that help clients gain access to a range of services and resources. The focus includes case management, client advocacy and coordination of treatment.

Credits: 3

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GMS6785: Addiction: Professional and Ethical Responsibilities

This course covers adherence to ethical and behavioral standards, as well as professional development. It details accountability standards through proper documentation procedures from patient screening through to discharge. The course also covers engagement in public awareness efforts and partnerships that give clients, families and communities important information about addiction, prevention and treatment.

Credits: 3

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