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Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

SUBS 606 - Biological Aspects of Addiction and Recovery


THIS COURSE IS OFFERED ONLINE ONLY

Substance  abuse and addictive behaviors have effects on the brain and the rest of the human body. This course focuses on biological aspects of addiction including brain anatomy, neurotransmitters and other brain chemicals, predisposing biological factors, and physiological effects. These biological aspects are reviewed for each of the primary classifications of drugs of abuse and key addictive behaviors. Biological aspects of medical approaches to treatment and recovery are also considered.

Credits: 3



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