Mental Health and Substance Use

  • Sana Loue


The chapter explores legal issues confronting social workers in the context of mental health and substance use treatment. These include the standards for involuntary outpatient commitment, the emergency hospitalization for evaluation, the mandated reporting of pregnant women who are using substances during pregnancy, and the role of social workers in the context of specialized courts such as drug court and mental health court. Provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act that relate to mental illness are also discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sana Loue
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  1. 1.School of Medicine, Department of BioethicsCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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