SW 417 - Substance Abuse: Impacts and Interventions

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.

Credits: 3.0
CRN Instructor Location Start date Seats available*
20210 Dana Jennejohn Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Class schedule
Start date End date Room Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Class - 01:00 PM - 03:55 PM - - - - -
Final Exam - 01:00 PM - 03:55 PM - - - - -