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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: PSY                                     Course Number: 110                                    
Course Title: Drug and Alcohol Use and Abuse in American Society
Subject: Psychology
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


An overview of drug substances and drug abuse. Topics covered include types and patterns of drug abuse with a focus on symptoms, causes, treatment modalities, and other related factors. Specific drug substances are discussed, along with resultant psychological and physiological effects. Attention is paid to legal, cultural, and educational factors as they relate to drug abuse prevention. Consideration of the relationship between urban living and drug abuse.

Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date: