This course provides a forensic analysis of addiction in American society by exploring societal norms, controls, and distortions over the course of American history. Using a scientific approach, social research is examined to explain why people use illegal substances and the policies around enforcement of illicit substances. Legal substances and their abuse will be investigated and distinguished from pill mills to alcoholism, along with the socioeconomics of addiction.
Certificate Overview: This course is part of a four course Behavior Health Technician Certificate program. Upon successful completion, with a 70% or higher, in each of the four courses, students need to complete the Certificate Request Form. A certificate of completion will be issued to the participating individual.
Courses can be taken separately from earning the BHT certificate for CEU credit.
Course Cost: $295
CEUs Earned Upon Course Completion: 4.0
Course Length: This course is a 10 week, self-paced, open enrollment course.
The primary objective is to stimulate critical thinking and reflection on American drug policies and the affects is has had on society to provide a better understanding of addictions. Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
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