Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: DAAC-2343- Section: 71
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Instructor Information
Instructor Linda White
E-mailwhitel@lamarpa.edu
Phone(409) 984-6307
Office
Location:Educational I - Room: 113
Hours:By appointment only
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description A study of current issues that impact addiction counseling. Special populations, dual diagnosis, ethics, gambling, and infectious diseases associated with addiction counseling will be investigated. Identify sources of contemporary information regarding the treatment of substance abuse in special populations.
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes 1.    Demonstrate concept of knowledge base of special populations.
2.    Identify drug of choice that influences special populations.
3    Demonstrate the concept of social factors that current.
4    Demonstrate resource methods in assisting special populations
5    Identify knowledge, skills and attitudes of the core functions and domains of substance abuse counseling.

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 and mathematical concepts.
* Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.
* 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     Demonstrates effective, ethical, multicultural care for a diverse group of individuals within the scope of practice of a professional counselor in the field of behavioral addictions and substance use disorders.
    Demonstrate the ability to conduct professional screening, assessment, treatment planning, prevention and education, case coordination services, and documentation of those services as a Substance Abuse Counselor.
    Identify and demonstrate knowledge of the basics of counseling principles, theories and skills to include crisis management.
    Demonstrate knowledge of the various models and theories of behavioral addictions and substance use disorders and other problems related to addiction.
Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Textbook: Revel for Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society, Updated Edition- Access Card
Reveal Access Code ISBN: 9780134003108 Levinthal


Lecture Topics
Outline
Welcome
Zoom meeting @ 3:00pm
Chapter 1:
Drugs and Behavior Today
&
Chapter 2:
Drug- Taking Behavior: Personal and Social Issues

Chapter 3:
How Drug Enter the Body and the Mind

Chapter 4:
The Major Stimulants
Cocaine & Amphetamine
Chapter 5:
Opioids: Opium, heroin, & Opioid Pan Medications

Chapter 6:
LSD & Other Hallucinogens

Spring Break
Chapter 7:
Marijuana
Chapter 8:
Alcohol:
Social Beverage/Social Drug
&
Chapter 9:
Chronic Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism
Chapter 12:
Performance Enhancing Drugs & Drug Testing in Sports
Chapter 13:
Depressants & Inhalants
& Chapter 14
Prescription Drugs,
Over the counter, &Dietary Supplements
Chapter 15:
Drugs for Treating Schizophrenia & Mood Disorders
Chapter 16:
Substance -Abuse Prevention
Chapter 17:
Substance- Abuse Treatment Strategies for Change
Student Organizer
Final Exam
Major Assignments
Schedule

Week 1    01-20-21    Welcome    
Week 2    01-25-21    Zoom meeting @ 3:00pm    
Week 3    02-01-21    Chapter 1:
Drugs and Behavior Today
&
Chapter 2:
Drug- Taking Behavior: Personal and Social Issues
    Discussion Board
Week 4    02-08-21    Chapter 3:
How Drug Enter the Body and the Mind
    Discussion Board
Week 5    02-15-21    Chapter 4:
The Major Stimulants
Cocaine & Amphetamine    Discussion Board
Week 6    02-22-21     Chapter 5:
Opioids: Opium, heroin, & Opioid Pan Medications
    Discussion Board
Week 7    03-01-21     Chapter 6:
LSD & Other Hallucinogens
    Discussion Board
Week 8    03-08-21    Spring Break     
Week 9    03-15-21    Chapter 7:
Marijuana    Discussion Board
Week 10    03-22-21    Chapter 8:
Alcohol:
Social Beverage/Social Drug
&
Chapter 9:
Chronic Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism    Assignment
Week 11    03-29-21    Chapter 12:
Performance Enhancing Drugs & Drug Testing in Sports     Discussion Board
Week 12    04-05-21    Chapter 13:
Depressants & Inhalants
& Chapter 14
Prescription Drugs,
Over the counter, &Dietary Supplements    Assignment
Week 13    04-12-21    Chapter 15:
Drugs for Treating Schizophrenia & Mood Disorders     Discussion Board
Week 14    04-19-21     Chapter 16:
Substance -Abuse Prevention     Project
Week 15    04-26-21    Chapter 17:
Substance- Abuse Treatment Strategies for Change     Assignment
Week 16    05-03-21    Student Organizer     Review
    05-10-21    Final Exam     Final Exam




Final Exam Date May 10, 2021 - 1:0 AM   Through  May 11, 2021 - 1:0 PM
Grading Scale 90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Discussion Board 15%
Assignments 20%
Substance Abuse Prevention 25%
Final Exam 40%

Course Policies
Instructor Policies I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person.

Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Students with more than three absences from the course will receive an academic penalty (which is spelled out by the instructor).

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 the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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Other I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person.

HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Department
Allied Health
Chair:Shirley MacNeill
E-mail:macneisb@lamarpa.edu
Phone:(409) 984-6365

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