Mar 21, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

AC 210 - Alcoholism as a Public Health Problem

Credit Hours: 3

Introduces an understanding of the scope of the alcoholic problem from a local to worldwide geographic area. It incorporates a study of techniques and strategies utilized on a historical basis throughout the United States. Particular attention will be paid to the sociopsychological attitudes Americans have to drug abuse with particular attention to alcoholic themes in our history and the delivery systems.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  • be able to identify how alcohol use/abuse impacts on society and why it is considered one of the major public behavioral health problems in America;
  • be able to identify the basic definitions and terms of alcoholism and explain the pathways from experimentation to addictive alcohol use;
  • be able to illustrate the irrationalized life style of being alcohol dependent and ways to impact upon the defense structure of the addicted individual so as to create healthy abstinence based alternatives;
  • be able to categorize medical and psychological diseases related to alcohol dependency according to the International Classification of Diseases diagnostic system; and
  • be to articulate the roles and responsibilities of being an addictions counselor, including self-help therapy approaches.

F/S (C)