SW 417 - Substance Abuse: Impacts and Interventions
UNIVERSITY OF REGINA COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course will explore the impact of alcohol and other drugs on individuals, families and society, and investigate current research into addictive behaviours. Using a bio-psychosocial perspective, students will critically examine a range of models of prevention, harm reduction, assessment, intervention and self-help used to address substance abuse issues.
This course provides knowledge and skills for practice in the area of drug and alcohol use/overuse/dependency. It examines the extent and nature of alcohol and other drug use, theoretical explanations of drug dependence, history of drug policy development and attitudes toward different drug users. The emphasis will be on social work practice in regards to this topic.
PREREQUISITES: Admission to the BSW Program. Completion of 30 Credit hours.