Social Work With Addictions

Social Work With Addictions

by James G. Barber, Carole Boyce-Davies
     
 

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Drug addiction is a central component of some of the world's most intractable social problems. As professionals devoted to ameliorating these problems, social workers are in the front line of drug prevention efforts. Yet, social work education rarely equips practitioners to deal with the realities of addictive behavior.

Social Work with Addictions seeks to

Overview

Drug addiction is a central component of some of the world's most intractable social problems. As professionals devoted to ameliorating these problems, social workers are in the front line of drug prevention efforts. Yet, social work education rarely equips practitioners to deal with the realities of addictive behavior.

Social Work with Addictions seeks to redress this problem by providing a clear account of addictions theory and a description of proven strategies for practice. Working from a social-ecological perspective, James G. Barber locates addictive behavior within a set of interacting systems that include, but also transcend, the individual with the problem. The methods described are particularly suited to social workers who confront drug addiction in the course of other, often more pressing, social problems such as domestic violence or homelessness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814712429
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1994
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

James G. Barber is currently Professor and Head of the School of Social Administration and Social Work at Flinders University in Australia. He is the author of Beyond Casework and numerous articles.

Carole Boyce-Davies is Professor in the Department of English, African and African- American Studies and Comparative Literature at the State University of New York, Binghamton, and is the author of Out of the Kumbla: Caribbean Women's Literature and Migrations of the Subject: Black Women, Writing and Identity.

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