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Social work with drug, alcohol and substance misusers

Author: Anthony Goodman
Publisher: London : Learning Matters, ©2013.
Series: Transforming social work practice.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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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. This new edition will help students to cultivate these skills with sections on anti-oppressive practice and a focus on service user empowerment. Case studies and reflective exercise will focus the student on this holistic approach while underpinning key learning  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Goodman
ISBN: 9781446267585 144626758X 9781446267592 1446267598
OCLC Number: 820780566
Description: xvi, 167 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1 The links between social work practice and working with substance-misusing clients 1 --
2 The nature and extent of drug taking in the United Kingdom 15 --
3 The history, legislative changes and key policy documents involved in the field of substance misuse 31 --
4 What is known about drug misusers and drug offenders and the drugs commonly used? 58 --
5 Policy changes and substance misuse 83 --
6 Developments since the change to a coalition government and the problems of alcohol 100 --
7 Professional practice issues and approaches 114 --
8 Conclusion 134.
Series Title: Transforming social work practice.
Responsibility: Anthony Goodman.

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