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Gabrielle: A Young Woman in Pain Who Is Opioid Dependent

  • James W. Drisko
  • Melissa D. Grady
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Part of the Essential Clinical Social Work Series book series (ECSWS)

Abstract

This chapter illustrates how the EBP practice decision-making process is undertaken in work with Gabrielle, a 23-year-old African-American woman who became opioid dependent following a sports injury. Gabrielle self-referred with encouragement from many people in her life. Gabrielle has many strengths and no prior mental health history. Issues of assessment are addressed, and the six steps of the EBP process are each explored in detail. How EBP is done in practice is examined fully as it applies to the specifics of Gabrielle’s needs and strengths.

Keywords

Evidence-based practice The steps of evidence-based practice Doing EBP in clinical social work practice Case example of doing the EBP process with a student athlete who is opioid dependent 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • James W. Drisko
    • 1
  • Melissa D. Grady
    • 2
  1. 1.School for Social WorkSmith CollegeNorthamptonUSA
  2. 2.School of Social ServiceCatholic University of AmericaWashington, DCUSA

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