This course is designed to help the learner gain a more comprehensive understanding of alcohol, drugs, and their influences in the classroom. It provides a contextual framework for understanding what students may be experiencing either through their own substance use or as a result of the substance use of persons close to them and provides a basic historical perspective of substance use along with the biological, psychological, and social factors that comprise the disease of addiction. Upon course completion, the learner will better understand the complex dynamics that contribute to this biological and social phenomenon.
30 PDPs received after successful
completion of this course. To register for PDPs through Berkshire
Community College, please call (413) 236-2127 or email
[email protected]. VESi recommends that you check with your
school district and/or state licensing agency to verify this course offering
will meet your district and/or state requirement for salary advancement and/or
state certificate re-licensure.
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