SPRb1228 Drug Interventions

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Jindřich Vobořil (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Klára Brožovičová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Pavel Navrátil, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Pavel Navrátil, Ph.D.
Department of Social Policy and Social Work - Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of Social Policy and Social Work - Faculty of Social Studies
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 43 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/43, only registered: 0/43
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Philosophical and academic bases of the course focus the drug problem as a phenomenon reaching beyond the borders of just one field of knowledge. It is the result of the theory, which presents the drug problem or drug addiction as a bio-psycho-social phenomenon, and from the multispecialty character of applied interventions originating thereof. The course critically examines the offer of current services and particular interventions in a broader context, namely from the perspective of not only medical treatment, but also historical, cultural, economic and of course political context. The next ambition of the course is to introduce and critically examine theories and models of drug use and follow-up options, eventually limits of offered services as answers to these theories and models. Theoretical models of work with drug users in the context of the latest knowledge will be introduced to students and at the same time, the students will participate in practising the needed skills.
Learning outcomes
By the end of the course, the students will be able to:
1. understand key elements of the drug issue to be able to perform the basic “assessment” in working with the client and to select appropriate interventions
2. understand possibilities of currently offered services, differentiation of individual models – medical-social, educational and self-helping, including specific interventions in the areas of “gender”, minorities, and work with drug user families
3. acquire basic skills in the field of “drug” counselling” in the context of the bio-psycho-social model
4. be able to critically evaluate psycho-sociological theories of drug use and to apply the knowledge in the development of services and individual interventions
5. understand the management of (drug) services – possibilities and limitations of team work, data collection about clients, continual evaluation of provided services, operating work manuals
The course participants will also acquire the community concept of working with drug users – possibilities of collaborating with the follow-up facilities, bridging and “networking“ in the local community, case management – possibilities and limitations for the collaboration of repressive, preventive and medical institutes in the local community.
  • 1. Drugs and myths – myths, “moral panic“
  • 2. Drug problem, the concept of addiction and addictive behaviour
  • 3. Offered services – drug prevention, health and social care, bio-psycho-social model in daily work
  • Management of drug services – system of care, strategy of drug services in the “community“
  • 4. Drug counselling
  • 5. Specific interventions
    required literature
  • Drogy na předpis :lékařská preskripce narkotik : vědecké podklady a praktické zkušenosti. Translated by Tomáš Zábranský. [1. vyd.]. Praha: Votobia, 1998. 418 s. ISBN 80-7198-332-2. info
  • KALINA, Kamil. Drogy a drogové závislosti 2 :mezioborový přístup. 1. vyd. Praha: Úřad vlády České republiky, 2003. 343 s. ISBN 80-86734-05-6. info
  • LSD a jiné halucinogeny. Edited by Michal Miovský. Boskovice: ALBERT, 1996. 107 s. ISBN 80-85834-35-9. info
  • NERAD, Jindřich M. and Ludmila NERADOVÁ. Drogy a mýty :drogová problematika z nizozemské perspektivy. V Olomouci: Votobia, 1998. 139 s. ISBN 80-7198-309-8. info
    recommended literature
  • RHODES, Tim. Terénní práce s uživateli drog :zásady a praxe. Brno: Albert ve spolupráci se Sdružením Podané ruce, 1999. 70 s. ISBN 80-85834-71-5. info
  • TYLER, Andrew. Drogy v ulicích : mýty, fakta, rady. Praha: Ivo Železný, 2000. 426 s. ISBN 80-237-3606-X. info
Teaching methods
lectures, practicing training of useful skills, trainee-ship, homeworks
Assessment methods
Lectures, reading, dramatic lessons, practical lessons - practising of skills
Final paper - Theoretical block (selection of one theme)
Final paper - Practical block - essay from practical training or diary
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2022, recent)
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