Social workers often face the challenge of helping people with alcohol and other drug problems, yet many social workers receive little training in dealing with these issues. In this much-needed textbook , Sarah Galvani guides readers through the current research on and policy approaches to substance abuse and provides practical tips for good work practices. Addressing substance abuse problems experienced by both children and adults from a variety of cultural backgrounds, this book will be crucial for anyone tasked with supporting people as they struggle with drugs or alcohol.
About the Author
Sarah Galvani is a registered social worker and a principal research fellow and assistant director at the Tilda Goldberg Centre for Social Work and Social Care at the University of Bedfordshire.
Table of Contents
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List of abbreviations
1. Setting the scene: alcohol and drugs in social work practice
2. Working with people using substances
3. Working with specialist substance use services
4. Substance use among black and minority ethnic people
5. Substance use and parenting
6. Domestic abuse and substance use
7. Older people's substance use
8. Young people's substance use
9. Coexisting mental distress and substance use
10. Mind the gap: people with disabilities and substance use