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- DescriptionSubstance misuse and its pervasive problems is a constant challenge for social work, health and related professionals today. With heightened political and policy emphasis on all aspects of substance misuse, it is paramount that professionals remain up-to-date on current issues and their responsibilities. Based on research and evidence, this book provides a sound basis for grounded and invative practice. Leading international contributors outline holistic and specialist approaches to policy and practice, and highlight the shift in emphasis from immediate risk minimisation to long-term recovery, the importance of prevention and the pivotal role of workforce development. Issues surrounding work with children and families affected by substance misuse are explored, and ways of implementing new approaches revealed. The book also looks at the impact of the smoking ban in Scotland, and suggests ways to support tobacco use cessation. This book is essential reading for all front-line practitioners working with substance misusers, including social work, health professionals and counsellors.
- Author BiographyJoy Barlow is Head of Scottish Training on Drugs and Alcohol at the University of Glasgow, UK. Joy has extensive experience in the substance misuse field, and was awarded an MBE in 1999 for services to innovative drug prevention and treatment.
- PublisherJessica Kingsley Publishers
- Date of Publication15/12/2009
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Series TitleResearch Highlights in Social Work
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintJessica Kingsley Publishers
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight344 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Edited byJoy Barlow,Joyce Barlow
- Series Edited byJoyce Lishman
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