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SOC 250 Foundations of Addiction for the Criminal Justice Professional (3 credits)

The course is designed to meet the needs of the criminal justice professional in dealing with the human and social consequences of addiction, at the same time meeting the curriculum requirements for the Criminal Justice Addictions Professional certification. It will provide an understanding of substance abuse problems and addiction in American society. It is designed to provide a framework for exploring the effects of these problems on the many aspects of American culture including: the individual, family, criminal justice system, health care system, and the workplace. Course content will also include a critical analysis of current and past treatment interventions.