PY 563: Psychopharmacology of Substance Abuse

Synonym:

86446 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Kurt White

Credits:

1

Seats:

24

Semester:

Fall 2012

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 10/27 - 10/28 (9:00AM-4:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Behavioral Science Foundation
Required of all CMHC- SAAC students

This course will present current concepts of addiction, drugs of abuse and pharmacological treatments for those in recovery from addiction. Special attention will be given to mechanisms of tolerance and the concepts of tolerance, addiction, and drug-seeking behavior. Related basic concepts such as neurotransmitters, receptor sites, drug interaction and other pharmacological dynamics will be presented in support of the basic discussion.