COUN520 Understanding Substance Use and Dependence
10 cp Prerequisites 40 cp in 500-level COUN units Teaching Organisation 2 hours per week for twelve weeks or equivalent
This unit aims firstly to introduce students to the historical, political and social influences underpinning drug use and treatment approaches. It will provide students with an opportunity to become aware of and critically analyse the current policies affecting drug prevention and treatment strategies within the Australian context. Secondly, this unit aims to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the effects of psychoactive substances, including an understanding of the range of substance-related harms and consequences.