ARSW100 Relapse Prevention
This course introduces students to relapse prevention strategies used in inpatient and outpatient settings. Fundamental to this inquiry is a session-by-session breakdown that guides the students through assessment, application of motivational interviewing techniques, and providing supports for the initiation and maintenance of change.
This course examines the impact of drug use/abuse on the human body. It describes how physiological changes caused by substance use/abuse in turn trigger psychological, emotional, and behavioral changes in the drug user. Students are asked to critically reflect on contemporary trends in Canada in terms of drug use prevention, drug treatment, and harm reduction social policies.
ARSW102Intake & Discharge Planning
Entering and leaving treatment are often experienced as crises by people trying to recover from substance problems. This course introduces students to supportive best practices in both intake and discharge procedures.
ARSW103Indigenous People & Addiction
Students will explore an overview of the issues Indigenous peoples experience with addictions by exploring the cultural and historical contexts. Students will have opportunities to engage in culturally-based methods of learning about recovery and addictions. The questions surrounding the prevalence of addiction in Indigenous communities will be addressed. This understanding will aid social workers or service provides to more effectively service Indigenous