UW-Madison SOCWORK 453 - Addiction Theory and Policies (6 pages)

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Addiction Theory and Policies


Addiction theory and policies, some movie clip notes, arrest disparities, conceptual frameworks, and some perspectives on substance use

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University of Wisconsin, Madison
Socwork 453 - Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse

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Soc Work 453 1st Edition Lecture 3 Outline of Last Lecture I Types of Drugs II Patterns of Use III Clinical Conditions IV Prevalence Data Outline of Current Lecture II Addiction Theory and Policies III Movie Clip Notes IV Arrest Disparities V Conceptual Frameworks VI Perspectives on Substance Use Current Lecture Announcements First assignment eCHECKUP paper due Thursday September 25 Academic integrity quiz due Thurs Sept 18 Addiction theory and policies Goals How we think about addiction drives our responses to it What drives your thinking about addiction Given that we have our own thinking about addiction that influences our behavior Policy makers people who run congress or make decisions how they are thinking about addiction and how they derive our decisions and how big of an impact that makes on society This will hopefully help us think about what we think about addiction Most policy decisions regarding drugs and alcohol over the past 50 years were made due to the political climate rather than because of scientific and social research Inaba and Cohen 2011 Decisions not based on facts but based on our feelings This is good Research is important too but it is also important to consider what we do has a huge impact on individuals in society Identify one or two policies that you were aware of that aim to reduce substance use In what ways are these policies good and bad Restricting age to drink to 21 drinking level of 08 or limits on how much you can drink when you operate a motor vehicle also harder to measure drugs in the system but if you are intoxicated you shouldn t drive you will be punished if you do and get caught mandatory sentences for drug use and sometimes rehab class to try to get people not to use could have mandatory rehab or education and they could be punished if they do not complete this Supply Control implement this through a number of means Multiple policies fall into this less supply there is if demand remains stable price goes up so less people

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