SWP 919 Substance Use and Abuse

This course provides a framework for understanding fundamental concepts in substance use and critically examining addiction as a social construct. It addresses some key domains in the addiction field, including: underlying theories of addiction, stigma and its impact on diverse populations, pharmacology, screening and case management, Canadian drug policy, prevention and harm reduction. Students will gain a critical understanding of the scope of the addiction field and its relevance to direct practice and social policy. Lect: 3 hrs. Prerequisites: (SWP 302, SWP 331, SWP 335, SWP 341, SWP 402 and SWP 435) or Direct Entry Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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