New UQ Semester 2 Course – Drugs and Young People

QADREC is offering a new course within the University of Queensland’s Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Studies.
This course is offered face to face (internal mode) Semester 2, 2011 on Wednesdays 9am -11am at the School of Population Health, Herston, Brisbane. It will also be offered in distance education/flexible delivery mode for students outside of the Brisbane area.

PUBH7029 – Drugs and Young People
Individual levels of drug use generally peak during early adulthood. But drug use among young people has long evoked public controversy and uncertainty in the policy arena. Why do many young people choose to experiment with drugs? What are the health and social consequences of different patterns of use? Are current public health interventions appropriate? This course provides students with a framework for understanding young people’s changing patterns of legal and illegal drug use. Cultural representations of drug use and policy responses are critically analysed and evaluated.

For further information please contact Clinton Kempnich (07)3344670 or Yvonne Flanagan (07)33655189 or visit the QADREC website at