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ADS1151 Addiction Studies: Fundamental Concepts
Credit Points: 15
An introduction to the area of drug use and the addiction behaviours, with particular emphasis on: factors influencing drug-taking and subjective drug experiences; drug-related problems; a critical review of major concepts of dependency and addiction; comparisons between both drug and non-drug dependencies and addictions; case studies, and harm minimisation. The unit is based on innovative social-psychological perspectives.

This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MAADDAddiction Studies Major
SMCADDAddiction Studies 8 Unit Supporting Major
MIADDAddiction Studies Minor
MIADDAddiction Studies Minor
DMPSADPsychology - Addiction Studies Double Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2006 VET: 31/03/2006