Dec 08, 2021
HLTH 1060 - Drug Education Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course explores the physical, mental, and social aspects of the use and abuse of drugs. Topics include history of use, classifications of drugs, and the effects of drug use on the family and society. Emphasis is placed on the role drugs have in our society and our responsibility in preventing abuse.
- Drug abuse and its effects on the individual, family, and society
- Drug classifications
- Drug treatment
- Mental health and drug abuse
- Prevention of drug abuse problems
- Role of drugs in society
- Screening and assessment of drug problems
- Societal effects of drugs
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- Explain how the mis-use and abuse of over-the-counter and prescription medications can present a health hazard to drug takers.
- Describe various factors contributing to drug use patterns in America.
- Interpret the role of drugs in mass media.
- Describe strategies to prevent drug abuse.
- Identify the misconceptions and myths surrounding drugs and their use.
- Analyze the history of drug use in society.
- Identify the physical and mental effects of drug use and abuse.
- Identify the major types of drugs used and abused in our society.
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