A Culture of Addictions

Course Information

Let’s face it, most of us know someone who has used or currently uses drugs. Some of us think we know a lot about drugs and what they can do to us; others know very little. But what really is the difference between using drugs and having a drug addiction? This course is designed to vide students with insight into the history of drug use and current cultural, psychological and social perspectives on the use of specific drugs. Emphasis will be given to special issues and “hot topics” in drug addiction, including youth, women, media portrayal of drug use and current debates on the war on drugs. Finally, understanding common perspectives on treatment and prevention strategies related to drug dependence and education will be studied.

Intake W19 SEM

Start Date Jan 15 / 2019

End Date Apr 23 / 2019