Jul 23, 2024  
University Catalog 2024-2025 
    
University Catalog 2024-2025
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ADS-3120: Addiction Prevention Programming

With opioid addiction and heroin overdose at an all-time high, the United States government has shifted its focus from the traditional post-abuse rehabilitation models to prevention programming. The ability to develop targeted and effective anti-addiction psycho-education programming is now a required skill set for employment in the behavioral health treatment field, especially as federal funding for abstinence-based drug education has more than quadrupled in recent years. This course explores historic attempts at drug abstinence education with a focus on the DARE model and similar youth prevention programming. Additionally, students examine the theoretical tenets of community resourcing and empowerment using strength-based and applied community psychology lenses. Finally, the course asks students to analyze the achievements and shortcomings of past prevention programming and to co-create informed therapeutic outreach projects for potential use out in the recovery field.
Min. Credits: 3.0 Max Credits: 4.0
Credit Basis: Quarter credit
Location(s): Antioch Univ Los Angeles
Method(s): Classroom
Course Type Liberal & Disciplinary Studies



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