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Syllabus ADA2250 - ADA 2250 Drug Use Personal and Social...

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ADA 2250 Drug Use: Personal and Social Impact Course Syllabus Spring 2011 Thursdays, 6:30pm – 9:00pm Brown Hall 1028 Course Instructor Jessica A. Kerby, Ph.D. Part-time Instructor Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SPADA) E-mail: via eLearning mail ( preferred method of communication) Phone: 269-569-2216 Fax: 269-387-3348 Office hours: by appointment Course Description This course will focus on the personal and social impact of the use of legal and illegal drugs through an individual’s life span. Students will explore both personal and social choices and become informed consumers of legal drugs and aware of the consequences of illegal drugs. Course themes include: Physiological aspects of drugs use – effects of drugs on the body, disease caused by drug use, and lifestyle diseases/drug use. Psychological aspects of drug use – drug use and stress, drug use and human relationships. Social aspects of drug use – healthy choices concerning drug use, alternative choices to drug use, and coping skills. Preventative aspects of drug use – healthy choices concerning drug use, alternative choices to drug use, and coping skills. Course Objectives 1. To provide students with information on the physiological aspects of drug use.
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2. To provide students with current information on drug use and the prevention of lifestyle related diseases and sexually transmitted diseases. 3. To provide students with information on the psychological aspects of drug use. 4. To provide students with an understanding of the choices between healthy and abusive relationships. 5. To provide students with the knowledge of the consequences of illegal drugs. 6. To enable students to make informed choices about prescription and over-the-counter drugs. 7. To enable students to make alternative choices. 8. To provide information and practice on current techniques of decision making and coping skills.
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