Social Work with Addictions

  • Authors
  • James¬†G.¬†Barber
Book

Part of the Practical Social Work book series (PSWS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. James G. Barber
    Pages 1-25
  3. James G. Barber
    Pages 26-49
  4. James G. Barber
    Pages 50-70
  5. James G. Barber
    Pages 71-91
  6. James G. Barber
    Pages 92-120
  7. James G. Barber
    Pages 121-150
  8. James G. Barber
    Pages 151-163
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 164-191

About this book

Introduction

Social Work With Addictions shows the reader how to facilitate change in drug abusers. The book locates addictive behaviour within a set of interacting systems, taking the wider social context into account in its discussion of the individual with a problem. The practical implications of approaching addiction in this way are explored and methods are explained for working with individuals whose orientation towards treatment can vary from steadfast resistance to desperation for a solution. The methods described are particularly suited to generalist health and welfare workers who confront drug addiction in the course of some other, often more pressing problem such as domestic violence or homelessness.

Keywords

addiction environment evaluation gender methods Nation social policy social work violence

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