SOWK 2220 Drug Abuse: Univ. & Innercity (Booze, Pot, Coke, & Crystal Meth: PolyDrug Abuse Among College & Inner-City Residents)

This course is designed to explore the epidemiology, prevalence, and culture of embeddedness of polydrug use and abuse among college students and inner-city residents. Students will compare and contrast the sociopolitical, sociocognitive, legal, and economic processes that contribute to high risk health behaviors in college and inner-city communities. Participants will develop an understanding of how ones family, friends and current systemic anti-drug initiatives come to shape high-risk health behavior patterns. Panel presentations by former polydrug users from each community will be held with a focus on developing creative solutions for a growing problem.