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Social Work with Addictions


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Social Work with Addictions by James G Barber
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Social workers tend to encounter drug misuse in the context of other, often more pressing, social problems. This clear and realistic text covers the spectrum of empirically validated intervention methods which can be readily incorporated into broader casework plans at any stage of the change process, from extreme resistance to avoidance of relapse. Incorporating additional material on new and more commonly used substances and the latest research evidence, the second edition of this text attuned to social work needs.

Author Biography

JAMES G. BARBER is currently Professor of Social Administration and Social Work at Flinders University in South Australia. Prior to becoming an academic he worked with street kids, skid row alcoholics, terminal cancer patients and psychiatric patients. Since becoming an academic he has continued his interest in direct practice through numerous research projects in the fields of addictions, child welfare and youth suicide.
Release date NZ
August 28th, 2002
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
2nd ed. 2002
XII, 200 p.
Red Globe Press
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