SPR228 Drug Interventions

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Magda Frišaufová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jindřich Vobořil (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Kateřina Kubalčíková, 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
Fri 24. 2. 9:00–14:30 P22, Fri 24. 3. 9:00–14:30 P22, Fri 7. 4. 9:00–14:30 P22, Fri 28. 4. 9:00–14:30 P22
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: 4/43, 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, students will be able to:
- understand the drug problems from multidisciplinary perspectives
- apply different fields of knowledge in their analysis and understanding of the drug use as a bio-psycho-social phenomenon
- critically examine the offer of current services and particular interventions in a broader context
- use the theoretical knowledge as a grounding for developing practical skills to work with drug users.
  • 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
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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
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
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