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2022-2023 Catalog
SOW 4700: Substance Abuse and Social Work Practice

Course Description for Substance Abuse and Social Work Practice

SOW4700: Substance Abuse and Social Work Practice

Description: This course provides an overview of addiction and substance abuse as it relates directly or indirectly to human behavior in the social environment. This course will analyze and evaluate specific treatment approaches and assessment tools for addiction treatment in the context of different client systems including child welfare, corrections, and military/veteran populations. This course will survey the impact and influence of substance abuse on individuals, family members, children and society as a whole. Special emphasis will be given to the role of the social worker in confronting substance abuse in traditional, generalist social work practice settings.