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Springfield, Massachusetts


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SUDC 380

Nature, Assessment, and Treatment of Food Addiction

This course teaches about the nature, assessment and treatment for food addiction as a chemical dependency. Students will learn about the new field of food addiction. They will look at the scientific arguments for and against food as a substance use disorder. The course is designed to introduce a variety of assessment tools and to give practice in using them. Students explore several models of treatment appropriate to early-stage, middle stage, and late stage food addiction. This course will also examine specific existing programs to treat addiction and how to refer clients to them

Units: 3.0