This unit is designed to give undergraduate and graduate students a general introduction to the often thought-provoking range of issues that characterize the contemporary Alcohol and Other Drugs Studies field. It focuses on contemporary patterns of recreational or non-medical drug use in Australia, the harms which may arelatablet such drug use, and the various forms of intervention for such harms emminimizationharm minimi Thisn framework. This unit also provides insight into social and environmental factors relevant to understanding substance use patterns and associated harms.
Studies in Alcohol and Other Drugs are multi-disciplinary, drawing on research from psychology, nursing, social work, sociology, education, anthropology, criminology, economics, politics, business, indigenous studies, law, and popular culture. For this reason, this unit is relevant to students undertaking courses in any of these or related areas.
Prescribed Text - DRUG USE IN AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY
NON-COMPULSORY - MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING