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ADS1151 Addiction Studies: Fundamental Concepts
Credit Points: 15
This unit provides an introduction to the area of alcohol and other drug use with particular emphasis on: values and attitudes towards drug use; factors influencing drug-taking and subjective drug experiences; drug-related harm; the harm minimisation concept and demand reduction, supply control and harm reduction strategies and a critical review of major concepts of dependency and addiction. 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
C14Associate Degree in Criminology and Justice (Policing)
K12Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Addiction Studies)
C17Diploma in Science - Bunbury
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2008 VET: 31/03/2008