Social Work | Selected Topics in Social Work: Substance Abuse and Social Services
S300 | 10633 | 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.