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Author Galvani, Sarah.

Title Supporting people with alcohol and drug problems : making a difference / Sarah Galvani
Published Bristol : Policy Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (298 pages) : illustrations
Series Social work in practice series
Social work in practice series.
Contents Supporting people with alcohol and drug problems -- Contents -- List of tables, figures and boxes -- Tables -- Figures -- Boxes -- Acknowledgements -- List of abbreviations -- 1. Setting the scene: alcohol and drugs in social work practice -- Introduction -- Prevalence of alcohol and other drug use -- History and relevance to social work practice -- Substance use and social work ethics and values -- Summary -- 2. Working with people using substances -- Why people use alcohol and drugs -- Critical reflection -- Knowing enough -- Recognising substance use -- Engagement -- Assessment and intervention -- How to assess -- Positive support -- Summary -- 3. Working with specialist substance use services -- Introduction -- Partnership working -- Models underpinning substance use interventions -- Structure of substance use services -- Accessing substance use services -- Referring to specialists -- Methods of intervention -- Summary -- 4. Substance use among black and minority ethnic people -- Introduction -- Prevalence -- Risk and protective factors -- Policy initiatives -- Substance use treatment: barriers and access -- Good practice: assessment and intervention -- Traveller communities and substance use -- 5. Substance use and parenting -- Introduction -- The policy context -- Impact on parenting -- Impact on children -- Risk and resilience -- Working with other family members -- Implications for practice: values, knowledge, skills -- Summary -- 6. Domestic abuse and substance use -- Introduction -- The extent of overlap between substance use and domestic abuse -- Nature of the relationship -- The policy context -- Implications for practice -- Working with perpetrators -- Summary -- 7. Older people's substance use -- Introduction -- Prevalence and patterns of substance use -- What difference does age make? -- Health impact -- Policy context
Improving practice -- Intervention -- Barriers to practice with older substance users -- Summary -- 8. Young people's substance use -- Introduction -- Patterns and perceptions of drug use -- Policy framework -- The law -- Reasons for substance use -- Risks and protective factors -- Assessment -- Intervention -- Good practice -- Summary -- 9. Coexisting mental distress and substance use -- Introduction -- Terminology -- Is it a mental illness or not? -- The relationship between substance use and mental health -- How much overlap is there? -- Policy framework -- Working with both issues -- Assessment and risk assessment -- Interventions -- Supporting families and carers -- Summary -- 10. Mind the gap: people with disabilities and substance use -- Introduction -- Definitions -- Policy framework -- Links between substance use and disabilities -- Part 1 -- Learning difficulties or disabilities -- Prevalence -- Impact of substance use -- Role of the social worker in practice -- Good practice -- Practice challenges -- Part 2 -- Physical disabilities -- Prevalence -- Reasons for substance use -- Accessing services -- Policy and practice implications -- Good practice examples -- Summary -- 11. Conclusion -- References -- Index
Summary Social workers and other social care professionals regularly face the challenges of working with people with alcohol and other drug problems. Yet many receive little, if any, training for working with these issues. As substance use and its social impact on communities and families rises up the political agenda, this book offers a timely support for social workers and other social care staff working in this area. Supporting people with alcohol and drug problems addresses the current gap in social work and social care education. It provides a combination of research evidence, policy frameworks, and practical hints and tips for good social work practice. Based around practice examples supplied by social workers from both adults' and children's social care, it combines knowledge with action. It also provides an important introduction to the evidence base on assessment, intervention and partnership working with specialist substance use colleagues. This book is for all those working in children's and adults' social work and social care settings who are working with people who use, or have problems with, alcohol and other drugs
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Alcoholism counseling.
Drug abuse counseling.
Alcoholism counseling.
Drug abuse counseling.
Health and Wellbeing.
Kurativt arbete.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Social Work.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1447314433