Addictions in Society: Theory, Practice and Policy
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0
Critically examines the theoretical perspectives on practice, programs, and policy in the field of addictions. Addiction and recovery will be examined as transactional processes that take place within larger socio-cultural contexts. Places particular emphasis on the historical, social, geographic, and political contexts of addictions among women, youth, seniors, Indigenous peoples, and members of other marginalized social groups. Examines issues in the regulation and control of substances and relevant trends in policy and program development. Students are expected to use critical reflection to articulate their own perspectives on addiction.
Notes: - Credit will be granted for only one of 471, 479.
- Open to 3rd and 4th year students with permission of department.
Undergraduate course in Social Work offered by the School of Social Work in the Faculty of Human and Social Development.