SW 415 Prevention of Substance Use Disorders 4 cr.  (4-0-0)

Perspectives on conceptualizing substance use, misuse and addiction are explored in a variety of historical, cultural and global contexts.  Emphasis is placed on understanding the reasons for problematic substance use and social constructs that contribute to substance use.  A variety of prevention tools are explored throughout the course, as well as social policies that perpetuate and conversely, prevent substance use.