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Spring 2002 Wednesday 5th and 6th


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Contact Information:
Helene Raskin White
Center of Alcohol Studies, Rm 205A/B
607 Allison Road
Busch Campus
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8001
(732) 445-3579 (direct);
(732) 445-2190 (for snow days);
(732) 445-3500 (fax)

Office Hours: Before and after class and by appointment.

Course Announcements

Smithers Hall, location

Rutgers University Main Page



Course Description:

This seminar course provides a broad overview of alcohol use and alcohol problems. In order to fully understand the issues surrounding alcohol use and alcohol problems, this course will be multidisciplinary, although the primary focus will be sociological. Students will learn about the physical, psychological and social effects of alcohol use on individuals, families, and society. The course will cover: 1. patterns of alcohol use throughout history, 2. age, gender and ethnic differentiation in drinking patterns and problems, 3. physiological, psychological and sociological explanations for the causes of alcoholism and problem drinking, 4. social problems related to alcohol use, and 5. prevention and treatment of alcohol problems.

It is important to emphasize that this course is not designed to help individuals deal with their own, a family member's or a friend's drinking problem. Students who need this type of help are referred to the Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program at Hurtado Health Center (phone: 732-932-7976 X233)