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Your Brain on Drugs: The Neuroscience Behind Drugs of Abuse and Addiction
PSYC 351
Fall 2024
Section: 01  

Substance use disorder (colloquially known as drug addiction) is a pervasive disease that has touched countless lives. In order to understand the disease, one must first understand the mechanism of actions of addictive substances. This course will cover several major classes of abused drugs (nicotine, alcohol, amphetamines, cannabis, psychedelics, etc.) through a combination of lectures and discussion of current research articles studying these substances and their effects on the brain. Societal influences on the conception of addiction and addiction treatment will also be discussed. This course is largely discussion based, with a final project on a drug of choice.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM PSYC
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on JUL-20-2024
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