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SSE 123 - Prevention of Substance Use Disorders

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Comprehensive review of approaches to prevention of substance use disorders. Includes principles of prevention; risk factors, protective factors, resilience; and systems-oriented and client-oriented prevention strategies. Also includes controversial prevention issues, client-oriented prevention programs and funding, the role of media and social marketing, law enforcement and regulatory agencies, special populations, prevention in the workplace, and program evaluation.

Course Learning Outcomes
1.    Identify the concept of prevention and the historical development of prevention programs for

       substance use disorders, including types of prevention programs and basic prevention methods, with

       emphasis on the concepts of risk factors, protective factors, and resilience.  (Council on Social Work

       Education [CSWE] Competencies 4 and 5)

2.    Identify community based prevention strategies, the impact of media and social marketing, prevention

       across the lifespan, and prevention with special populations and groups.  (CSWE Competencies 4

       and 5)

3.    Identify prevention strategies in the workplace, drug free workplace programs, drug testing, and the

       role of law enforcement and regulatory agencies in prevention efforts.  (CSWE Competencies 4 and


4.    Describe a local or national prevention program for substance use disorders, including the type of

       prevention, the history of the program, the population targeted, staffing of the program, and funding of

       the program.  (CSWE Competencies 4 and 5)

5.    Apply the concepts and strategies of the prevention of substance use disorders to the individual,

       family, community, and workplace.  (CSWE Competencies 7 and 9)

Performance Objectives:
  1. Identify the types of prevention and basic prevention methods in community, school and workplace.
  2. Describe the historical development of the prevention of substance use disorders.
  3. Identify the criteria for addiction and be familiar with the various treatment approaches.
  4. Understand the criteria for development and evaluation of a prevention program.
  5. Identify prevention and treatment resources available in southern Arizona.
  6. Describe the role of law enforcement and regulatory agencies in prevention efforts.
  7. Discuss the importance of the advertising industry and mass media with respect to prevention.
  8. Explain the prevention strategies/programs for special populations.
  9. Discuss the pros and cons of drug testing.
  10. Describe contemporary issues of legalizing/decriminalizing substance use.

  1. Principles of Prevention
    1. Primary prevention
    2. Secondary prevention
    3. Tertiary prevention
  2. Risk Factors, Protective Factors, and Resilience
  3. Systems-Oriented Prevention Strategies
  4. Client-Oriented Prevention Strategies
  5. Controversial Prevention Issues
    1. Drug testing
    2. User accountability
    3. Legalizing/decriminalizing substance use
  6. Client-Oriented Prevention Programs and Funding
  7. Role of Media and Social Marketing
  8. Role of Law Enforcement and Regulatory Agencies
  9. Prevention Across the Lifespan
  10. Special Populations
    1. College students
    2. Helping professionals
    3. Children
    4. Adolescents
    5. Pregnant women
    6. Newborns
    7. Children of parents with substance use disorders
    8. Ethnic minorities
    9. Inner-city youth
    10. Older adults
    11. Psychiatric patients
  11. Prevention in the Workplace and Drug Free Workplace Programs
  12. Program Evaluation

Effective Term:
Fall 2016

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