Course curriculum

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    Course Outline

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    • Description

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    • Overview

    • Defining Abuse, Dependence and Addiction

    • Biological Mechanisms Underlying Drug Dependence

    • Biological Consequences

    • Impact on the System

    • Drug-Specific Review

    • The Psychosocial Determinants of Dependence

    • Drug Abuse across Development

    • Treatment Programs

    • Future Directions

    • Web-based Resources

    • References

    • Post-Test: Biopsychosocial Effects of Substances: A Lifespan Approach

    • Program Evaluation