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Social Work

SOWK 275 - Dynamics of Drug and Alcohol Abuse (3 credits)

Prerequisites: SOWK 100. This introductory course is designed to help students better understand the variables of substance abuse, dependence, prevention, intervention, and treatment. This course will look at the effects of substance abuse on individuals, families, groups, and society. Students will develop an understanding of the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to effective treatment approaches as well as the multi-faceted aspects associated with drugs/alcohol use abuse and dependence. Students will understand how the multi-discipline field of Social Work is used in the treatment of substance abuse.

1 session(s) offered.


Class # 15446Instructor: Michael Birmingham Session Eight Week - Second
LectureTime: 06:00PM-08:45PMDays: TRVideo Conferencing Dates: 03/18/24-05/13/24
NotesClass meets 2nd 8 weeks: 3/18 - 5/13 includes final exam course will meet via video conferencing on days/times listed. Please check your schedule to determine the appropriate campus for book purchase or online at
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