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   CSL 3550 - Infectious Diseases in Addiction Treatment

1.0 Credits
Substance use can increase an individual’s susceptibility to contract and spread infectious diseases, including STIs, STDs and other blood borne illnesses. Ongoing substance use has the capacity to weaken a person’s immune system, leaving them vulnerable to health complications. Drug use is linked to risky behaviors including needle sharing and use of contaminated drug paraphernalia. In this training, students will learn how infectious diseases may affect individuals who have a substance use or addictive behavior disorder. This class will give information to students about infectious diseases, necessary assessments, treatment considerations and referral recommendations. Within this class will be a discussion about the need to manage students’ biases, prejudices and opinions so as to not cause harm. This class seeks to enhance the ability of students to offer treatment services in a manner that respects gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, cultural, familial, systemic and socioeconomic diversity.
Prev. Course Codes: CSL-255
LEC 15 Contact hours



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