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    Butler County Community College
   
 
  Dec 16, 2017
 
 
    
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2017-2018

SOCW 105 - Addictions


3 credits (3 lecture)
This course is an overview of historical and current definitions of chemical dependency, alcohol abuse, and process addictions. The effects of addiction on behavior, health, development, family, special populations and society will be discussed. The course will examine the scope of the problem, the nature of addictions, the cause and progression of the disease of addiction. The role of the social work profession in assessment, treatment, and prevention of addictions will be addressed. 
Prerequisite(s): SOCW 101 or permission of instructor.