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SWK2108 Addictions and Practice
Credit Points: 15
This unit will explore the discourse surrounding drug and alcohol use in Australian society. The unit will study drug and alcohol use as a physiological, social, and intra-personal phenomenon that occurs within a cultural context. Students will study several theories of “addictive” behaviour, including the Disease Model and the Cognitive Behavioural approach. The biological, social and psychological effects of alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, hallucinogens and opiates will be explored, with a focus on the range of intervention strategies and models used in practice.

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K41Bachelor of Social Work - Bunbury
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2013 VET: 20/05/2013