The Addiction minor at Keene State College provides students with research, theory, and current practices in the field of addiction. Students will take courses in alcohol and other drug fundamentals, counseling skills, addiction theory, co-occurring disorders, and critical issues in addiction.
|Minor Requirements (20 credits)|
|ISHLSC-200||AOD: The Fundamentals||4|
|HLSC-380||Addiction and Behavior Change||4|
|HLSC-482||Counseling & Education Skills||4|
|HLSC-491||Addiction: Critical Issues||4|
Upon completion of the Health Sciences Addiction minor students will be able to:
- Describe the emotional, cognitive/mental, physical, and societal effects of substance use disorders and addiction.
- Compare (and contrast) the theories of addiction.
- Analyze sociocultural, political, geographic, and economic contexts and conditions related to addiction and process addictions.
- Identify and apply the behavior change and counseling approaches that demonstrate effectiveness with substance use and compulsive disorders.
- Describe the current approaches to assessment, diagnosis, case management, treatment, and recovery for individuals with substance use and co-occurring disorders.
- Describe the ethical principles and ethical decision-making in addiction treatment.
- Demonstrate an ability to apply effective treatment methods and approaches to individuals, families, and communities.
- Demonstrate an ability to use evidence-based approaches in working with individuals, families, and communities of diverse backgrounds.
- Demonstrate the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, and summarize peer-reviewed, scholarly research articles on alcohol and other drugs and compulsive behaviors.