Apr 20, 2024  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024 
  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024
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BSHS 488 - Drug Abuse-Pharmacology


Min Units: 3
Max Units: 3
This course will examine from a multidisciplinary perspective the phenomenon of the recreational use of mind-altering drugs like alcohol, nicotine, opioids, cocaine, and hallucinogens. While we will look at drug abuse and drug addiction from a biomedical perspective we will take a broad view of pharmacology that includes sociopharmacology and ethnopharmacology. Topics we will cover in the following general order include: 1) the biology of addiction and drug use and the studies utilized to construct that biology. 2) medical management of substance abuse disorder 3) social and political ramifications of drug abuse. (U/G) Occasionally
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or permission of instructor



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