This course will examine the various forms of addictions including substance, solvents, and process addictions. Students will have the opportunity to examine addictions from a structural perspective and how colonialism, and residential schools have contributed to the social challenges of Aboriginal communities. Processes of recovery will be explored, including western models and traditional models. This course will address the legacy of physical and sexual abuse in residential schools, including intergenerational impacts by providing students with the opportunity to understand how residential schools have contributed to high levels of addictions in our communities, and how recovery can be effective by utilizing a blend of contemporary and traditional models. 2019/03/24-2019/04/13