PHS SOC310 - Substance Abuse and Addictive Behavior
The focus of this course will be to help students understand the etiological factors and impact of substance abuse and other addictive behavior on the individual, their family, and society-at-large. The course and development of addictive behavior will be examined. There will be a focus on different treatment approaches and settings, the evidence-base for these approaches, and factors that influence their effectiveness. Proactive (educational) and reactive (corrections and rehabilitation) approaches will be discussed alongside socio-political and multicultural influences.