WEEK 1: SELF-IDENTIFICATION
Review and discuss DSM-V criteria for substance use disorders.
WEEK 2: THE DISEASE OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
Review and discuss disease concepts, causes, definitions, symptoms, and stages. Review self-identification, recovery, and treatment options.
WEEK 3: NEUROBIOLOGY OF ADDICTION
Review and discuss the neurobiology of chemical dependency.
WEEK 4: ALCOHOL, DRUGS, AND THE BODY
Review and discuss the medical aspects of substance use. For example, the effects of heavy drinking and drug use on the body.
WEEK 5: THE SCOPE OF THE DRINKING DRIVER PROBLEM
Review and discuss the extent of the problem, and the seriousness of drinking and driving. Likewise, discuss Maryland Law: current legal and administrative penalties and the use of alcohol in society.
WEEK 6: DRINKING DRIVER PATTERNS AND CHARACTERISTICS
Review and discuss BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) levels and combined effects of alcohol and other drugs (licit and illicit). Also, uncovering the myths about sobering up or preventing drunkenness.