SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE IN THE ADDICTIONS

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Social Work Practice In The Addictions

Author : Michael G. Vaughn
ISBN : 9781461453574
Genre : Social Science
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Social workers represent the largest body of addiction and mental health service providers, and there is a consistent need for up-to-date information. Social Work Practice in the Addictions is a comprehensive evidence-based volume. Contributing authors of this volume have been carefully selected to ensure representation of the leading social work addiction researchers. Additionally, researchers from other allied fields, including psychiatry, psychology, and public health, will also be involved to ensure a strong interdisciplinary perspective. Unlike other texts on addiction, this book incorporates ideas of social justice, practice with diverse communities, and ethics to represent the entire knowledge base of social work.
Category: Social Science

International Aspects Of Social Work Practice In The Addictions

Author : Shulamith L A Straussner
ISBN : 9781317718734
Genre : Psychology
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Examine the worldwide phenomenon of substance abuse and addiction! International Aspects of Social Work Practice in the Addictions examines current social work practice in the addictions around the world. Researchers and practitioners address the abuse of and addiction to alcohol and other drugs and the current policies impacting the treatment of these substances in different countries. The book looks at the substances abused, the scope of the problems, the social reactions, the treatment approaches, and the role of professionals in addressing issues unique to each country, providing a more critical understanding of the socioeconomic and cultural influences on treatment systems. International Aspects of Social Work Practice in the Addictions presents cross-cultural perspectives on the effects of substance abuse and addiction on social policies, institutional practices, sources of funding, and social work methods. The book examines the rapid social changes that go hand in hand with increased rates of psychoactive substance problems and recognizes addiction as a complex biopsychosocial phenomenon that responds to intervention. The countries represented by the book's contributors include: Israel Ireland Germany Australia Singapore the Netherlands the United Kingdom the former Soviet Union and the United States International Aspects of Social Work Practice in the Addictions also includes book reviews related to cultural issues and a roundtable discussion concerning the legalization of drugs with perspectives from Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This unique book is a vital resource for clinicians, academics, and researchers.
Category: Psychology

Addiction Treatment

Author : Katherine van Wormer
ISBN : 9781305943308
Genre : Education
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ADDICTION TREATMENT covers the biological, psychological, and social aspects of alcoholism, eating disorders, compulsive gambling, and other addictions. The authors bridge the gap between the popular twelve-step and harm-reduction approaches, thus illuminating how practitioners can guide clients down a trusted path that is tailored towards the client's particular needs. Through a number of first-person narratives about the experience of addiction, students will discover a realism and depth not commonly found in textbooks. In addition, the authors include student-friendly topics, such as the case against so-called underage drinking laws, to draw students into the material and illustrate the importance of reducing harm within the biopsychological framework that ties the text together. Updated to reflect the DSM-5, this edition also includes the latest insights into social determinants of health, trauma-informed care, working with transgender populations, and other timely topics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Education

Social Work With Substance Users

Author : Anna Nelson
ISBN : 9781446254257
Genre : Social Science
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This book offers a new approach to help students to understand problematic substance use across a range of social work practice settings. Written from both an anti-discriminatory and evidence-based perspective, the book highlights successful responses to the issues. Each chapter includes reflective exercises and examples of further reading, challenging students to critically reflect on their practice. The book provides a detailed understanding of: " Historical and current policy relating to prohibition and drug use " A range of substances and their potential effects on service users " Models of best practice including screening and assessment, brief intervention, motivation approaches and relapse prevention " Particular issues and needs of a diverse range of service user groups This will be an essential text for social work students taking courses in substance use and addiction. It will also be valuable reading for qualified social workers and students taking related courses across the health and social care field.
Category: Social Science

Social Work With Addictions

Author : James G. Barber
ISBN : 9781349238057
Genre : Drug abuse
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Showing readers how to facilitate change in drug abusers, this book works from a social-ecological perspective and 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.
Category: Drug abuse

Recovery From Trauma Addiction Or Both

Author : Lisa M. Najavits
ISBN : 9781462521982
Genre : Medical
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Leading trauma and addiction specialist Lisa Najavits (creator of the evidence-based Seeking Safety treatment model) has trained thousands of therapists in innovative techniques to help people heal and reclaim their lives. Now she puts an array of science-based self-help strategies directly in the hands of readers. This motivating book is packed with compassionate stories and carefully designed reflection questions, exercises, and practical tools that can be downloaded and printed for ease of use. Dr. Najavits explains the links between trauma and addiction and guides people experiencing either (or both) to make meaningful changes. Each concise chapter offers practical ideas that readers will return to again and again to keep themselves safe while building skills for coping with painful past events--and finding a brighter way forward. Mental health professionals, see also the author's Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse, which presents an evidence-based treatment approach developed specifically for PTSD and substance abuse.
Category: Medical

Evidence Based Practice In The Field Of Substance Abuse

Author : Katherine van Wormer
ISBN : 9781412975773
Genre : Psychology
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Evidence Based Practice in Substance Abuse Treatment is a reader on evidence based practices in substance abuse treatment. The book is built around a core of treatment interventions that were published in several well-known journals on substance abuse treatment and research in social work practice. The purpose of the reader is to collect and comment on various forms of treatment that have proven effectiveness and to demonstrate how they have been applied in practice. In addition, the editors will provide a bridge analysis across chapters and sections connecting key themes across chapters, and they will provide a discussion in each chapter that describes why the intervention was chosen, it's significance and why it is believed to be noteworthy. In addition, each chapter will contain critical thinking questions and the book will contain a glossary of key terms.
Category: Psychology

Addiction Research Methods

Author : Peter G. Miller
ISBN : 1444318861
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 29.28 MB
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Addiction Research Methods’ is a comprehensive handbook for health professionals, policy-makers and researchers working and training in the field of addiction. The book provides a clear, comprehensive and practical guide to research design, methods and analysis within the context of the field of alcohol and other drugs. The reader is introduced to fundamental principles and key issues; and is orientated to available sources of information and key literature. Written by a team of internationally acclaimed contributors, the book is divided into six major sections: Introduction; Research Design; Basic Toolbox; Biological Models; Specialist Methods; and Analytical Methods. Each chapter offers an introduction to the background and development of the discipline in question, its key features and applications, how it compares to other methods/analyses and its advantages and limitations. FEATURES List of useful websites and assistive technology. Case study examples List of useful hermeneutics Recommended reading list Contains exercises to help the reader to develop their skills.
Category: Self-Help

Social Work With Drug Alcohol And Substance Misusers

Author : Anthony Goodman
ISBN : 9781473904668
Genre : Social Science
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It has long been recognised that clients with addiction problems need a skilled and thoughtful response when they come into contact with social services. However, students often find that policy and the law surrounding working with drug, alcohol and substance misusers can be complex and often unclear. This fully-revised third edition will help students cultivate the skills required to work effectively with clients and service users who misuse drugs and alcohol. There are clear introductions to the law and to social policy in this area, while the author considers how a holistic approach can be effective when working with this particular client group. Case studies and reflective exercises are used to draw out these key skills. The book also features sections on anti-oppressive practice with a focus on service user empowerment. With this third edition comes new material on social work practice with alcohol misusers, making this book even more essential reading for students and practitioners who want to engage with clients who struggle with addiction.
Category: Social Science

Motivational Interviewing In Social Work Practice

Author : Melinda Hohman
ISBN : 9781462523696
Genre : Social Science
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Why social work and motivational interviewing? -- The heart of motivational interviewing -- Motivational interviewing and the engagement and assessment process / with Hilda Loughram and Sally Mathiesen -- Supporting self-efficacy, or what if they don't think they can do it? / with Stephanie Wahab and Katie Slack -- Expressing empathy : communicating understanding (even when it's hard) -- Developing discrepancy : using motivational interviewing in a group setting to increase ambivalence -- Rolling with resistance : motivational interviewing with adolescents or "you can't make me" / with Elizabeth Barnett and Audrey. M. Shillington -- Building collaboration : motivational interviewing in community organization work / with Mike Eichler -- Integrating motivational interviewing into social work practice / with Rhoda Emlyn-Jones, Bill James and Cristine Urquhart -- Final thoughts : lessons learned from training and teaching motivational interviewing.
Category: Social Science