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A Brief History of Drugs: From the Stone Age to the Stoned Age

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About the Course:

This book shows how the story of drugs illuminates the story of humanity, exploring the long-relationship between human beings and mind altering substances. Also examined is the present-day differences between drug-tolerant societies and countries advocating complete repression of these substances. Included in this book is a comprehensive analysis of the enormous social costs of the drug war.

This course is based on the book, A Brief History of Drugs: From the Stone Age to the Stoned Age created by Antonio Escohotado in 0.

Journal/Publisher:

Park Street Press

Publication Date:

1999/1st

Course Material Author

Antonio Escohotado

Antonio Eschotado is a professor of philosophy and social science methodology at the National University of Distance Education in Madrid, Spain.

Course Creator

Dan Rebek, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and professionals who seek knowledge about the history of drugs. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Trace the development of modern drug use from its religious overtones in the Middle Ages through its chemical underpinnings in the nineteenth century.

  2. Recognize the acceptance and prohibition of certain mind-altering substances in Islam.

  3. Describe the use of drugs in ancient Greek and Roman societies and in early paganism.

  4. Demonstrate the contrast between the repression of drug use in the early twentieth century, its explosive manifestation in the psychedelic rebellion, and its aftermath.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

7 credit hours

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American Psychological Association (APA)

7 credit hours

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

7 credit hours

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

7 credit hours

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Course Retired
Course Number 101420
7 credit hours
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