SOC 376: Drugs, Law & Society
My time at the UW has been characterized by eye-opening classes and critical thinking, challenging my conceptions of the world and the people in it. Drugs, Law and Society was no exception. The applications of this course to public health are numerous. Most notably, this course exposed me to the "harm reduction" viewpoint - that harm can be reduced or even eliminated without eliminating the behavior altogether.
I took this class while reading a book about addiction, "In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts," AND binge watching the Breaking Bad television series. You could say it was a 'drug-filled' quarter.
Most weeks, our assignment was a response in which we pulled together information from readings, lecture, and other materials to tackle difficult questions regarding drugs, law and society. Here is a compilation of my six response papers: