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MHCA 545 Drugs, the Brain, and Behavior

Content: Psychopharmacology of alcohol and drug abuse. Major drugs and classes of abused substances. Mechanisms of action in the brain, patterns of physiological response in abuse, addiction, and recovery. Impact on brain function, cognition, emotions, behavior, and social effects. Pharmacological adjuncts to detoxification and treatment.
Prerequisites: None.
Restrictions: Permission of the Professional Mental Health Counseling - Specialization in Addictions program director.
Credits: 3 semester hours.