Social Work

Winter 2007

SOWK 395  Alcohol Problems and Alcoholism                         3 credits
This course is designed to provide a basic comprehensive overview of the major issues related to the use of alcohol. It also provides an understanding of addictive behavior, how it is developed and how it manifests itself in the lives of individuals, families and society whether through alcohol and drug abuse, eating disorders, gambling, sexual preoccupation, or other means. Methods of evaluation, assessment and practice with addicted individuals as well as intervention strategies will be presented. Special effort will be made to provide a balanced view of the major concepts, theories, policies and research regarding alcohol and alcoholism. Emphasis is given to the effects of problem drinking on family members, especially children. The relationships between alcohol abuse and other health and social problems are examined. The course also provides information regarding the use and abuse of selected other drugs. For more information contact jokund1@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0101] 9101 MWTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (ACIV013)       OKUNDAYE, J

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