2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

SWK 213 Social Work & Addictions

This course provides the student with an introduction to addiction, addiction treatment and understanding of the impact of addiction on the practice of social work. The student will explore current understanding of the prevention of substance abuse/dependence, aspects of food compulsions, sexual addictions, gambling, and relationship addictions. Attention will be given to components of comprehensive treatment to include a biblical approach to understanding recovery. The person-in-environment perspective will be emphasized in understanding the impact of addiction work within a social work context. From a strengths perspective, biological, psychological, social, and spiritual factors will be considered as they relate to addiction related issues. 3 credits.