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Social Work with Addictions By James G. Barber

Social Work with Addictions by James G. Barber

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Summary

Showing readers how to facilitate change in drug abusers, this book works from a social-ecological perspective and locates addictive behaviour within a set of interacting systems, taking the wider social context into account in its discussion of the individual with a problem.

Social Work with Addictions Summary

Social Work with Addictions by James G. Barber

Social Work With Addictions shows the reader how to facilitate change in drug abusers. The book locates addictive behaviour within a set of interacting systems, taking the wider social context into account in its discussion of the individual with a problem. The practical implications of approaching addiction in this way are explored and methods are explained for working with individuals whose orientation towards treatment can vary from steadfast resistance to desperation for a solution. The methods described are particularly suited to generalist health and welfare workers who confront drug addiction in the course of some other, often more pressing problem such as domestic violence or homelessness.

Social Work with Addictions Reviews

"Cooney raises fundamental issues concerning the nature of the sociological enterprise in general and of the understanding of violence and conflict within society in particular. [He] is convincing in his demonstration that any understanding of violence and conflict within society must take into account the role of third parties (e.g., relatives, friends, neighbors, strangers, or legal officials) as a force for violence or peace." -"Choice",

About James G. Barber

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.

Table of Contents

Preface - List of Figures - List of Tables - Preface - DRUGS AND DRUG ADDICTION - What is a Drug? - What is Addiction?: Addiction as a Disease; Addiction as Learned Behaviour - A Social Work Practice Model - A SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE MODEL - The Stages of Change - The Social Work Perspective - A Social Work Approach to Addictions - PRECONTEMPLATION - On Victims, Persecutors and Rescuers - Feedback and Advice - Environmental Contingencies - Partner Interventions - FROM CONTEMPLATION TO DETERMINATION - Helping the Contemplator Decide - Promoting Motivation for Change - ACTION STRATEGIES - Fundamental Principles in the Behavioural Treatment of Addictions - A Ten-Step Intervention Plan for the Modification of Drinking and Drug-Taking Behaviour - A Programmed Instruction Manual for Clients - Brief Intervention Methods - Gender and Ethnic Sensitive Treatment - MAINTENANCE - Psychological Interventions - Interventions at the Level of Family, Work and Social Support Networks - Interventions at the Level of Social Policy and the Popular Culture - EVALUATION - The Principles of Programme Evaluation - Political Issues in Programme Evaluation - References - Index

Additional information

GOR002258368
9780333584415
0333584414
Social Work with Addictions by James G. Barber
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Palgrave Macmillan
1994-12-14
205
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