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Author Goodman, Anthony (Anthony Harvey)

Title Social work with drug and substance misusers / Anthony Goodman
Published Exeter, England : Learning Matters, 2007


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Description xv, 139 pages ; 25 cm
Series Transforming social work practice
Transforming social work practice.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Acknowledgements vii -- Introduction ix -- 1 The links between social work practice and -- working with substance misusing clients i -- 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 32 -- S What is known about drug misusers and drug -- offenders and the drugs commonly used? 51 -- ") Policy changes and substance misuse 75 -- 6 Professional practice issues and approaches 92 -- S Conclusion 112 -- References 123
Summary "This book covers all aspects of working with drug and substance misusers. It looks at the history and changes in policy on substance misuse and highlights the differences between working with young and adult substance misusers. Government initiatives and legislative developments are outlined, and treatment approaches are explained in a straightforward way. The author also examines why people take drugs, and the policy implications of harm reduction and abstinence approaches to substance use and misuse are explored and related back to practice."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-131) and index
Subject Drug addicts -- Services for -- Great Britain.
Social work with drug addicts.
Substance abuse -- Treatment -- Great Britain.
LC no. 2007297427
ISBN 9781844450589