Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: DAAC-1304- Section: 50
Pharmacology of Addiction
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Instructor Information
Instructor Kimberly Arrington
Phone(409) 984-6382
Location:Allied Health - Room: Lobby
Hours:Appointments to be discussed with students as needed.
Allied Health
Chair:Shirley MacNeill
Phone:(409) 984-6365
Course Information
Description Emphasizes pharmacological effects of addiction, tolerance, dependence, cross addiction, drug interation, withdrawal, and recovery. Describes the psychological and physiological effects of substance use and behaviors
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes Students will demonstrate understanding of a variety of models and theories of addiction and other problems related to substance use.

Students will Describe the behavioral, psychological, physical health, and social effects of psychoactive substances on the person using and significant others.

Students will understand the importance of self-awareness in one’s personal, professional, and cultural life.

Students will Understand the addiction professional’s obligations to adhere to ethical and behavioral standards of conduct in the helping relationship.

Students will Be familiar with medical and pharmacological resources in the treatment of substance use disorders.

Core Objectives Communication skills:
Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
* Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
* Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific concepts.
* Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.
* Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLOs for DAAC 1304
Identify various roles of a professional counselor and scope of practice in field of behavioral addictions and substance use disorders treatment.

Identify and demonstrate knowledge of crisis management and the basics of counseling principles, theories and skills.

Demonstrate knowledge of the various models and theories of behavioral addictions and substance use disorders and other problems related to addiction.
Textbooks Uppers, Downers,and All Arounders. 8th edition; Author: Darryl Inaba, Pharm.D.William Cohen; Publisher: CNS Publications
Lecture Topics
Week    Topic/Chapter
1    Intro/Syllabus/Overview
Chapter 1: Psychoactive Drugs: History & Classification
2    Intro/Syllabus/Overview
Chapter 1: Psychoactive Drugs: History & Classification
3    Chapter 2: Heredity, Environment, and Psychoactive
4    Chapter 2 Review; Chapter 3: Uppers
5    Chapter 3: Uppers
6    Test Chapter 1-3
7    Chapter 4: Downers: Opiates and Sedative-Hypnotics
8    Chapter 5: Downers: Alcohol
9    Chapter 6: All Arounders
10    Lecture Review of Chapters 5-6

11    Test Chapter 4-6; Lecture Chapter 7: Other Drugs and Addictions
12    Chapter 10: Mental Health & Drugs
(brief overview- Full Course DAAC 1305 dedicated to Dual Diagnosis)
13    FINALS
Major Assignments
* subject to change at instructor�s discretion and class progress with material.
Week     1&2    Introductions; Review of Course and General Information: Chapter 1:                 Psychoactive Drugs: History & Classification
Week     3&4    Chapter 2: Heredity, Environment, and Psychoactive
Week     5    Chapter 3: Uppers
Week    6    Review
Week    7    Test
Week     8    Read and Discussion Board on Chapter 4
Week     9    Read and Discussion BoardChapter 5: Downers: Alcohol
Week      10    Read and Discussion BoardChapter 6: All Arounders
Week    11    Review
Week    12    Test
Week     13    Chapter 7: Other Drugs, Other Addictions
Week     14    Chapter 8: Drugs Use & Prevention From Cradle to Grave
Week     15    Chapter 9: Treatment
Week     16    Chapter 10: Mental Health & Drugs
Week     17    Final
Final Exam Date December 10, 2018 - 5:30 PM   Through  December 10, 2018 - 7:30 PM
Grading Scale See above for grading scale.
Determination of
Final Grade
Final Grade Determined by the following: Tests= 55%, Online assignments =25%; Attendance & Participation 20%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies The student is ultimately responsible for his/her own learning and professional growth, what you put into it is what you will get out of it! It is your responsibility to conduct a realistic self-appraisal of what you personally need to master and how you can best attain it. Challenge yourself to grow as an individual and a professional.
CONFIDENTIALITY: These classes prepare you for a career in counseling. Some class discussions will deal with confidential material of yours and other students. Privileged information that is shared may under NO CIRCUMSTANCES be repeated or shared outside the classroom. Written materials, your own feelings and insights may be shared. CAUTION: IF YOU ARE NOT SURE, KEEP THE TRUST!
It is Expected that all students will respect the confidentiality of the classroom and discussions that are held. Personal Confidentiality It is expected that this class will contain information that at times will be of a personal nature to many students. It is also expected that all students will maintain the dignity and respect of any personal stories shared within the group. I will be available to any student who wishes to discuss private matters regarding material in class/ If you feel you need professional counseling services, the College has a counseling center available to students, or I can furnish a referral for you.
Attendance Policy ATTENDANCE POLICY: Research has shown a strong positive relationship between attendance, participation and college success. I strongly suggest regular participation in this course, both mental and physical.
1. Students on campus but not in class are considered absent.
2. It is the students responsibility to notify the instructor prior to any absence.
3. Excused absences include hospitalization of you or an immediate family member, participation in a college event, or a religious holy day. Prior notification to me for pending absences due to college events or religious holy days is required. Documentation of hospitalization is required.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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Other I will no discuss grades, course or degree issues, or accommodations with other students present or over text message. If you need to discuss either, please email me, or call, or wait to discuss after class.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.