Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
    May 28, 2024  
Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HLTH 131 - Drugs and Lifestyle Wellness


An overview of the cultural drug phenomenon, its impact on society as well as the individual’s quality of life. Course content includes physiological and psychological effects of the use and abuse of street, over-the-counter, prescription, and other drug substances. Additionally, wellness lifestyle strategies will be examined as methods to avoid all types of chemical dependency. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly HE 111.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:


  • List the major drug classifications and describe their characteristics.
  • Analyze and discuss the reasons why individuals begin and continue to use psychoactive drugs.
  • Describe how current views of drug use influence legislation, education and treatment options.
  • Describe current drug use trends among different populations.
  • Analyze, evaluate and discuss current information regarding drugs available online and in print.

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