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Physicians often encounter the medical ramifications of substance abuse, but not necessarily the reasons it began, the criminal activity to obtain the substances, the effects on the family and the efforts of local community organizations. This course gives students a greater understanding of addiction and recovery from the perspective of patients and their families. This elective consists of 2 components: an on-campus speaker series and off-campus enrichment trips. Faculty, community organizations and patients give students a broad view of substance abuse that extends far beyond the clinic.
The goals of this course are to help students:
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