This course has been developed to provide students with an opportunity to examine the many facets that impact the way we respond, intellectually and emotionally, to the drug issues that face our nation's communities today. This understanding involves a discussion of drug prevention strategies from a number of angles to include: what are our attitudes and perspectives about drugs (where do they come from and are they correct); a historical look at national drugs laws (what can we learn from our past and current response, to better inform our response of the future); defining the national Drug Public Policy (how effective are these three components of law enforcement, treatment and education on the "War on Drugs"); and how the political process and societal pressure can influence the direction of our prevention response strategies. Once that background has been developed the students are prepared to explore addiction potential, criminal conduct and community harm through a comprehensive examination of psychoactive street drugs.
Please note: This is a "self-support" course. This self-support fee listed above replaces the cost of regular tuition and is paid regardless of student residency status or total course load. Course fees are subject to change at anytime. For more information on tuition consult the Registrar's Office. Students using financial aid, VA benefits, or other scholarships should review the details of their financial package to confirm that self-support fee courses are covered.