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PBHL 316 Drugs, Society, and Public Health 3.0 Credits

This course will examine problems associated with drug use through the prism of public health. The first half of the course will be devoted to understanding biological, psychological, social, and cultural aspects of key licit and illicit substances. The second half will focus on relevant public health aspects of drug use, including preventions, intervention, treatment, and policy. Intersecting issues include homelessness, HIV/AIDS, mental health & violence. Students will be exposed to key books and peer-reviewed articles that address these issues from a range of theoretical & analytical approaches.

College/Department: Dornsife School of Public Health
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

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