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PBS 479A - Addictions

Description
The student will spend this elective period at the Substance Abuse Disorders Program (SUDP) at the VA Hospital participating in the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of chemically dependent patients. The student will become skilled in taking substance use histories; will be able to identify on physical exam the medical consequences of substance abuse; will become familiar with the classes of drugs of abuse and the consequences of their uses; will become conversant in DSM-5 criteria for diagnosis of substance abuse and dependence; and will become knowledgeable of detoxification methods used to treat physical withdrawal. Student will observe and participate in therapeutic interventions including group therapy, one-on-one counseling, 12-step groups (e.g. Alcoholics Anonymous) in inpatient and outpatient settings.
Credits
2
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Recent Semesters
Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Avg. Sections
1