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 fully-revised 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 objectives. With a new focus on social work practice with alcohol misusers, this third edition provides a firm foundation for the skills required when working with people with drug and substance addictions.
- Chapter 1: The Links Between Social Work Practice and Working with Substance-Misusing Clients
- Chapter 2: The Nature and Extent of Drug Taking in the United Kingdom
- Chapter 3: The History, Legislative Changes and Key Policy Documents Involved in the Field of Substance Misuse
- Chapter 4: What is Known About Drug Misusers and Drug Offenders and the Drugs Commonly Used?
- Chapter 5: Policy Changes and Substance Misuse
- Chapter 6: Developments Since the Change to a Coalition Government and the Problems of Alcohol
- Chapter 7: Professional Practice Issues and Approaches
- Chapter 8: Conclusion