This subject will provide students with an understanding of drug dependence/addiction and its relationship to social and political constructs. The context in which policies relating to the use of psychoactive substances are created is examined with particular reference to how the political imperatives of other nations (including the USA, UK and the Netherlands) affect the Australian milieu. Consideration is given to a range of responses to problematic substance use including prohibition, harm minimisation and notions of choice and free will.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Only for those students enrolled in the Master of Addiction Studies
WEL229 Substantially same subject - Different expectations in assignment content, word length, etc.
The social and political drivers that influence the development of conceptual frameworks relating to substance use and abuse; The factors that influence the development of government policy in relation to gambling, drugs and alcohol including revenue raising, reflection of contemporary social attitudes and responses to media-generated pressure; An overview of approaches that are used to address individual and social problems related to substance use and abuse An overview of the development of Australia's proscribed substances list
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