MFT 626 Substance Abuse & Recovery

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Students will learn about the different causes of addiction, understanding addiction as both a disease and a behavioral phenomenon. Topics include definitions of addiction, ethno-cultural influences in addiction, profiles in addiction, substances of addiction, models of treatment, family and group support, self-medication and theories of addiction. The emerging course of non-substance addictive behaviors (food compulsions, internet/gaming, shopping and pathological gambling) will also be discussed.