Matters of Substance: Drugs--and Why Everyone's a User
Total CE Credit Hours: 11
Course Info URL: http://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101020
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About the Course:
Matters of Substance presents a new and lucid approach to the much-debated questions of drug control around the world. Griffith Edwards argues for a consideration of all drugs—from caffeine to crack—as more than the sum of their chemical structure. He shows that the effect of a drug is just as dependent on the social setting, historical legacy, and psychology of an individual as it is on any inherent quality of the drug. Attitudes about and control of drugs across the world are explored. Authoritative and wide ranging, this book will inform and enlighten all future debates on drugs in society.
St. Martin’s Press
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about societal effects of a wide range of drugs. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Explain the historical, social, and cultural context of various legal and illegal drugs.
Identify the factors that contribute to a specific drug becoming one that causes a large degree of harm to a society.
Describe the varying viewpoints regarding ways to combat drug epidemics and the pros and cons of each.
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