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Substance Use and Public Health

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to substance use disorders and public health. It addresses the risk factors associated with developing substance use disorders (SUDs), the burden of SUDs, the role that public health plays in lessening the burden of substance use disorders, the impact of prevention strategies, interventions, and control programs, and ethical practices in SUD care to ensure effective positive health outcomes. By the end of this course, students will be able to use appropriate screening tools to assess substance use disorders and identify prevention and treatment protocols to reduce the impact of substance use disorders within a population.