Science of Addiction

SOCW 526 Science of Addiction-- Biltmore Park, Room 345 / Tuesday evening 6:00-9:00pm

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The Science of Addiction course explores how addiction is a brain disease who's etiology is rooted in epigenetic and neurological changes caused in the early emotional environment.

The Science of Addiction: From Neurobiology to Treatment  by Carlton K. Erickson

Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy, Third Edition (Buzzed) by Cynthia Kuhn, Scott Swartzwelder, Wilkie Wilson, and Leigh Heather Wilson

Questions about the content of these courses should be directed to Dr. Patricia Morse at or 828-227-7112.
Additional questions about registration should be directed to the Office of Continuing Education at 828-227-7397 or email Dr. Susan Fouts at


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