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HUSR 118 - Chemical Dependency: Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery

Unit(s): 3.00

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides an introduction to current perspectives with respect to the management of chemical dependency. Through an examination of alcoholism as a model of drug dependence, the treatment of and recovery from such disorders will be explored from two divergent perspectives: the reformative and the transformative. Current treatment modalities will be compared and contrasted in terms of their view of the individual in both the social and clinical context. The class experience itself will serve as an intervention by challenging students to examine their existing ideas about treatment and recovery from substance use disorders. Suitable for students interested in furthering their understanding of substance dependence and those interested in working with populations recovering from or at risk for such problems.

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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.


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3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

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