Social Work with Substance Users (Paperback)Anna Kasten Nelson (author)
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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.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 x 13 mm
'Social workers are often seen to fail substance users despite extensive evidence on the scale and impact of these issues on most of those they work with. Nelson's comprehensive and detailed text is a timely and welcome contribution to an area of practice where there is surprisingly little research and literature. Written by someone with substantial policy knowledge and practice expertise in the field, her approach will help to inspire social workers confidence by drawing on common discourses about substance users and working to embed a partnership approach. Highly recommended for both pre- and post qualified practitioners!' - Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Teaching fellow, Interprofessional Learning, Middlesex University
'This book makes a valuable contribution to the reality that most social workers in New Zealand face the impact of substance abuse on clients and their whanau.' -- Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work * Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work *
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