PHS SOC310 - Substance Abuse and Addictive Behavior

(Credits: 3)

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.