KNSFHP 3312 (2 credits)
What you will learn:
- Identify what drugs are currently being used and why
- Current drug regulations and their effects on society
- Physiological effects of drugs
- Physical, mental, social, and emotional effects of alcohol consumption
- Identify the components of the prevention and treatment of substance abuse and dependence
What to expect:
- This course uses Carmen and will required access to a reliable internet connection
- Weekly online quizzes to check for understanding of course materials
- Comparing and contrasting the effects of opioids, hallucinogens, marijuana, and performance-enhancing drugs
- Knowledge of available treatment options for substance abuse and dependence
- Being able to identify the differences between substances
- Understanding the consequences of alcohol/drug dependence
- Nearly 88,000 people (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women) die from alcohol-related causes annually, making it the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States.
- In 2006, alcohol misuse problems cost the United States $223.5 billion.
- 696,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking
- Drug abuse and addiction changes your brain chemistry. The longer you use your drug of choice, the more damage is done – and the harder it is to go back to “normal” during drug rehab.
- An individual who abuses heroin or other drugs that might be injected directly into muscle tissue or veins drastically increases their risk of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis or other infections through the use of shared needles. It is easy for an individual to claim they simply won’t share needles, however, once the drug has been introduced into the brain and affects the ability to make sound decisions, the risk of sharing needles for the purposes of injecting more of the drug is always there.