Law/Ethics Substance Use Disorder

Course Number: 
ALSA 209
Course Credits: 
Course Description: 
This course will cover the appropriate interaction between chemical dependency professionals and consumers of Substance Use Disorder(SUD).Ethical principles will be applied in a SUD Treatment context, and relevant WACs will be covered. Course meets the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) requirement for CDP Credential. Vocational program course. May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.
Course Prerequisites: 
Course Outcomes: 
  • Understanding of the differences between professional counseling and sponsorship.
  • Understanding of relapse warning signs.
  • Understanding of contagion.
  • Understanding of appropriate boundaries between counselors and consumers.
  • Understanding of Professional Ethics.
  • Understanding of the use and misuse of substances.
  • Understanding of conflicts of interest.