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Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse covers material taught in a one-semester Substance Abuse course on the undergraduate level. 

Topics covered in this course are:

  • Overview of Substance Abuse and Dependence Abuse

  • Classification of Drugs

  • Pharmacological and Neurophysiological Principles

  • Alcohol

  • Anti-anxiety and Sedative Hypnotics

  • Inhaled Substances

  • Tobacco and Nicotine

  • Psychomotor Stimulants

  • Opoids

  • Cannabinoids

  • Hallucinogens

  • Other Drugs of Abuse

  • Antipsychotic Drugs

  • Antidepressants and Mood Stabilizers

For more information about the Substance Abuse exam, please visit DSST's website at

The required textbook(s) for the Traditional course are listed below.

  • Drugs, Society & Human Behavior, 14th   
      14th by Carl L. Hart and Charles Ksir - McGraw Hill,
    ISBN 978-0-07-338090-2