PSY 281 The Effects of Drugs on the Body and Mind

This course is designed to help students gain knowledge of alcohol and other drugs in the context of individual use.  The primary goal is to understand how drugs alter the brain and have an impact on thoughts, feelings and behaviors.  There will be an emphasis on drug induced changes in neurological functioning.  Etiology of addiction from a biological perspective will be explored.  This course serves as a prerequisite for many of the courses in the Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate Program.  Three lecture hours per week.  
3 credits  Fall, Spring
3 credits
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