Alcohol Problems in the Community

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Focusing on Britain, the first few chapters of this book examine the implications of recent community care legislation for government policy on alcohol; the prevalence of drinking problems among older people which has been underestimated; and recent research which

examines young people's drinking problems. In the second half of the book, empirical evidence is presented on the particular difficulties faced by ethnic, migrant and homeless groups and this emphasis on the centrality...

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Overview

Focusing on Britain, the first few chapters of this book examine the implications of recent community care legislation for government policy on alcohol; the prevalence of drinking problems among older people which has been underestimated; and recent research which

examines young people's drinking problems. In the second half of the book, empirical evidence is presented on the particular difficulties faced by ethnic, migrant and homeless groups and this emphasis on the centrality of social disadvantage leads on to consideration of a specific social

work role in the assessment and management of alcohol-related problems.

Alcohol Problems in the Community addresses key social work issues in relation to poverty, homelessness, discrimination and drinking problems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415110433
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/18/1995
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 Inter-generational links between childhood abuse and alcohol-related problems 14
2 Alcohol and youth 52
3 Alcohol and the care of older people 76
4 People with learning difficulties: alcohol and ordinary lives 98
5 Drinking and homelessness in the UK 115
6 Social influences on treatment outcomes 141
7 Gender divisions and drinking problems 170
8 Services for women: the way forward 200
9 Drinking problems among Black communities 223
10 Community care policy and the future of alcohol services 241
Index 266
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