Catalog Description for COUN 651: Substance Abuse Counseling
This course will provide a general knowledge base concerning the emotional, social, physical, and spiritual impact of addiction upon the abuser and the family system. Special emphasis will be given to the principles of the progression of addiction, treatment modalities, and recovery and relapse prevention.
No duplicate credit for PSYC 555.
Prerequisite: Admission to the school counseling program, with level I courses completed; COUN 631.
Lec. 3, Cr. 3
Source: McNeese State University 2015-2016 Academic Catalog
Links for COUN 651: Substance Abuse Counseling
- Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)
- Introduction to Motivational Interviewing (YouTube)
- Motivational Interviewing: Evoking Commitment to Change (YouTube)
Students will have to complete website summaries from the following sites:
- Drug Policy Alliance
- National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (search "drugs and alcohol")
- Publications & Multimedia (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism)
- Understanding Alcohol Abuse—Treatment (WebMD)
- Who Uses and Abuses Drugs and Alcohol? (WebMD)
- Alcohol and Drug Problems—Prevention (WebMD)
- Alcohol and Drug Problems—Check Your Symptoms (WebMD)
- Substance Abuse (WebMD)
- Several Meds Can Help People Quit Drinking: Study (WebMD)
- Substance Abuse and Addiction—Topic Overview (WebMD)
- Alcohol Withdrawal (WebMD)
Health and Parenting
- Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse—Topic Overview (WebMD)
- Drug Abuse, Addiction, and the Brain (WebMD)
- Alcohol and Depression (WebMD)
- Alcohol and Anxiety a Risky Mix for Some (CNN)
- Using Alcohol to Relieve Anxiety (About.com)
- Alcohol and Mental Health (Drinkaware)
- Heavy Drinking Rewires Brain, Increasing Susceptibility to Anxiety Problems (ScienceDaily)
- Alcohol Problems: How to Stop Drinking (WebMD)
- Rehab's Role in Treating Addiction (WebMD)
- Teens and Alcohol (WebMD)
- Drug Abuse More Likely Among High School Dropouts (WebMD)
- ADHD and Substance Abuse (WebMD)
- Alcohol and Medication Interactions (WebMD)
- Understanding Alcohol Abuse—The Basics (WebMD)
- Alcohol or Drug Withdrawal (WebMD)
Students will be required to summarize journal articles related to peer pressure and substance abuse.
Students will be required to complete assignments on the signs and symptoms of substance abuse.
Students will be required to attend 10 hours of AA, NA, AL-ANON, or Celebrate Recovery group.