Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: SOC                                     Course Number: 161                                    
Course Title: Chemical Dependency and the Dysfunctional Family
Subject: Sociology
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course examines the way alcoholism and drug abuse begin with a family, how they affect family life, the different types of family treatment offered, and the difficult process of recovery. Comparisons will be made between alcoholic and drug abusing families, and families suffering from other types of difficulties. Role playing, family sculpting and other experimental approaches will be used to aid in teaching.

Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date: