BHT 1002: Forensic Sociology of Addictions

About This Course

This course provides a forensic analysis of addiction in American society by exploring societal norms, controls, and distortions over the course of American history. Social research will be examined to explain why people use illegal substances and the policies around the enforcement of illicit substances.

Students that complete this course will be able to apply critical thinking to a forensic sociological analysis of illicit substance abuse, understand the impact of American politics on society’s growing substance use and abuse problems, and describe the social correlations of substance use and abuse. Students will be able to provide sociological analysis of solutions for social substance use and abuse as well as discuss the socio-legal control perspectives of substance use and abuse in relation to crime and deterrence.

These programs are not eligible for Federal Student Aid, military tuition assistance, VA funding or Learning Partner discounts.

Additional Course Information

This course is part of a four course certificate program. It can be taken separately or as part of the CEU certificate program. Students will earn continuing education units (CEUs) for each course they complete and will be awarded a certificate of completion that lists the number of CEUs earned for each course. Upon completion of all three courses in this certificate program, students will earn a certificate that shows successful completion of the Behavioral Health Technician CEU certificate.

BHT CEU Certificate Information

Columbia Southern University is proud to offer an educational certificate for professionals in the health care industry who deal primarily with patients suffering from behavioral and mental health issues. This certificate program was created for those currently in the mental health field, those interested in the specialization, and others whose profession require them to work with mentally ill patients.

This CEU certificate program contains four courses, which include:


  1. Students may request a course extension if the course is not completed within the allotted 10 week time frame. Extension options are available, with associated, non-refundable processing fees. Students who do not complete the course with a 70% or higher within the allotted 10 weeks and do not request a course extension will be removed from the course. Back to duration

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