Social Work | Selected Topics in Social Work: Substance Abuse and Social Services
S300 | 6195 | Malschick


The purpose of this course is to give students an overview of the
field of addiction (alcohol & drugs) from a social work perspective
including discussion of several conceptual models and theories. The
course focuses on self-help groups, assessment procedures, and current
intervention strategies. Students are given an opportunity to explore
special issues in the field among oppressed minorities that are of
particular interest to them and to share their findings with other
students. Emphasis will also be placed on introducing students to the
particular culture and ideologies that contribute to the context of
provision of services in the field of alcoholism and drug addiction. A
brief overview on other addictions (gambling, sex, food) will be
presented.