This course is designed to introduce students to the effects these drugs have on the individual and on our society. It will help the student gain an understanding as to what addiction is, the different drugs that are used, how to work with those who have physical and psychological addictions, and what treatments are available for the addict. It will also introduce students with those who have overcome their addictions, and an opportunity for question and answer. The class will help the student be better prepared professionally, by developing further their functional skills in knowing what addiction is, and its effects on societies around the world. An emphasis will be on some of the issues surrounding addiction; how it can affect the lives and relationships of the abuser, and how substance abuse relates to our changing world.