Social Work | Substance Abuse and Social Services
S300 | 20635 | 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
provision of services in the field of addictions.  A brief overview
on other addictions (gambling, sex, food) will be presented.