Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

CJU3043 Chemical Dependence and Abuse [3].

A survey of drug and alcohol use, abuse, and their relationships to the criminal justice system and society. The use of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, prescription drugs, and illicit drugs are explored, including explanations for misuse and dependence with emphasis on the economic and social costs to society. The role of the criminal justice system as an agent of social control in the containment of chemical dependence and abuse are also considered.

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