Stonybrook University

Students may opt for a specialization in Substance Abuse. Students enrolled in this specialization examine the history and development of policies and practice in the field of alcoholism and substance abuse. This specialization addressees the wider implications that relate to program planning and development, public policy and prevention, ethical issues within a substance abuse context and the more specific issues of working with families, individuals, and groups in treatment and recovery. Particular emphasis is placed on dealing with traditionally disadvantaged and disempowered populations in accordance with the School of Social Welfare’s mission.

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Contact Information

Frances L. Brisbane, Ph.D., Director
School of Social Welfare
Health Sciences Center
Stonybrook, New York 11794-8231

Last Updated: 07/25/2016