Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco

This course is designed to examine in depth the use and abuse of drugs, alcohol and tobacco including the origins and current status of use. Topics include types of drugs, physiological and psychological impact, assessment, monitoring and prevention programs. Federal and state laws are considered and drug policy is examined. Furthermore, the societal impact of drug use and abuse is examined. The content considers the topic from a health professional’s position and is specific to the profession of wellness education.