SOC 672 Alcohol, Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency

(3-0-3) The purpose of this course is to help students gain an understanding of cultural attitudes and customs regarding alcohol, alcoholism, and other drugs. This course will survey biological, psychological, familial and sociological impacts of chemical dependency attitudes and behaviors. The influences that affect personal choices, problem drinking and addiction will be analyzed. Basic techniques for prevention strategies, treatment modalities and intervention techniques will be studied.