KEY FEATURES: • Realistic cases with engaging fictional stories prepare students for the types of issues and situations they will confront in their social work careers. • A foundational section midway through each case provides critical background information needed to better understand relevant social issues so students are prepared to consider the dilemmas from an informed position. • Discussion questions challenge students to think critically about vital issues, weigh the advantages and disadvantages of competing solutions, explore policy alternatives, and grapple with realities such as the unintended consequences of any decision. • A critical analysis writing assignment accompanying each case requires students to demonstrate an understanding of the issue, take a stand on it, and back up their position with evidence from the case.
Chapter 7: Society’s Evolving Understanding of Chemical Addiction and the Subsequent Changes in Policy and Treatment Approaches: The Struggle to Stay Clean
Society’s Evolving Understanding of Chemical Addiction and the Subsequent Changes in Policy and Treatment Approaches: The Struggle to Stay Clean
[Page 141]Oh no, this can’t be good, thought Olivia, as she impatiently waited for Carolyn to show up at the Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meeting. Olivia had a bad feeling as she hadn’t heard from Carolyn for about week, and now, 15 minutes into the meeting, she was downright worried. Carolyn had missed the NA meeting last Friday that they typically attended together but had told Olivia she’d gone to meetings on Tuesday and Thursday nights last week so was giving Friday a miss as ...