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    College of William & Mary
  Dec 17, 2017
2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog

EDUC C29 - Substance Abuse and Society


This course examines substance use and abuse in contemporary society. Topics are treated from a multi-disciplinary perspective including biological, social, pharmacological, cultural, psychological, political, economic, and legal aspects of substance abuse. Patterns of addiction, intervention and rehabilitation in respect to substance abuse also are analyzed. Assessments of the costs, options, and alternatives to addiction along with educational efforts toward prevention are examined.