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The impact of psychoactive drugs on our society will be examined in this course.  An analysis of the use and impact of alcohol, psychoactive prescription medication, street drugs, over-the-counter drugs, caffeine, nicotine, and problem gambling will be conducted.  An overview of practical drug concepts, theories of drug abuse, health promotion and prevention and the Ontario addiction treatment system will be covered.  Students will learn how to assess at-risk users and review evidence-based treatment modalities.