Why Is It So Hard To "Just Say No"? – Topics in Addiction
Team-taught by faculty affiliated with the Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies (CAS), this seminar explores issues surrounding addictive behaviors, especially as they affect contemporary college students. Through discussion, we will develop a broad context for understanding both addiction and efforts to address this personal, social, and public health problem. The course highlights research in the addictions and the tools needed to search and evaluate both scientific and mass-market information, and includes a tour of the CAS research laboratories and library.