S2008_Course_syllabus_revised[1] - Addiction Policy...

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Addiction Policy 832:351:01 Livingston Classroom Building Room 106 Steven G. Liga , MSW, LSW, LCADC, CPS Email: [email protected] Course Overview This course is designed to take a critical, yet realistic look at policies related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Both regulatory and legislative policies will be discussed on the local, state, and national levels. Students will explore the process of sound policy development, learn how to impact public policy on a practical level; and craft policies of their own. Required Texts Goldberg, Raymond. Editor. Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Drugs and Society (8 th Edition) , (New York, New York: McGraw Hill Higher Education, 2008). Massing, Michael. The Fix: Solving the Nation’s Drug Problem . (California: University of California Press, 1998). Multiple articles will be assigned. All will be posted on Sakai. Course Policies Confidentiality—Due to the organization and focus of this course, students may share their personal experiences. This information is private and should not be repeated outside of this class. Our academic environment is designed for learning, so remember to keep an open mind. Every assignment is due on the specified date listed in the syllabus. No late assignments will be accepted. All assignments must be physically handed in by the end of class on the day they are due. Electronic submissions of assignments will NOT be accepted. This class depends heavily on student interaction and group learning. Students are expected to attend class and participate actively. After three absences (excused or not), each missed class will result in 3% being deducted from your final course grade. Students must comply with all university standards on academic conduct (see attached Academic Misconduct Statement) Cell phones, pagers and two-ways must be turned off during class. Laptops may be used for taking notes during class only. Written assignments must cite all sources used and be submitted using twelve-point font and typed double-spaced. Addiction Policy Steven G. Liga 832:351:01 Page 1 of 6
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Calendar Date General Topic Specific Topic Text Jan 22 Course Overview Discussion of syllabus Jan 24 Define Addiction Models and Continuum of Addiction Jan 29 Define Policy Legislative, Regulatory, and Judicial, plus effectiveness Jan 31 Fundamental Drug Policy The Problem The Fix Introduction Feb 5 Taking Sides – Issue 1 Feb 7 How policies affect people Feb 12 Taking Sides – Issue 18 Feb 14 The situation on the ground Feb 19 Influencing Public Policy How a bill REALLY becomes a law – Beverly Lynch, lobbyist Feb 21 Community Needs, Stakeholders, Media Public Policy Initiative Guidelines - Sakai Feb 26 School Policy High School Drug Policies – Alexandra Lopez, MCE, LCADC, SAC Sakai Readings – Administrative Code Feb 28 Rutgers’ Substance Abuse Policies – Jeff
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