Course Description
HUS252 Addictive Drugs: Issues and Selected Topics (4-0-4)

This course will examine how the abuse of alcohol and other drugs affect the body with an emphasis on the central nervous system, organ systems, and general physical health. Psychoactive drug categories will be explored in relation to their history, administration, and how the body processes licit and illicit drugs. Drug interactions, specific physical adaptations, and the physiological basis for the disease concept also will be explored. Selected topics related to pharmacology such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, pregnancy implications, co-morbidity with other mental health disorders, and drug use and issues within specific populations may be explored. PR: HUS 150 or permission of department

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