Theories of the nature, course, causes, and
effects of addiction to alcohol and drugs of
abuse. Conditions, processes, and patterns of
recovery. Emphasis on physiological, social
learning, and interpersonal models and theories.
Natural history of onset, abuse, addiction, and
recovery; effects of intergenerational
transmission, genetic predilection, developmental
risk, and sociocultural factors; effects on
psychosocial development; impact of culture and
gender differences. Implications for treatment.