Clinical Treatment of Substance Abusers: Past, Present and Future

Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner

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    Abstract

    With an estimated 9 % of the population in the United States having a substance use disorder, it is a rare social worker that has not encountered a substance abuser or a family member of one in his or her clinical practice. This article provides a brief history of social workers' role in the treatment of substance abusing clients, an overview of the current, evidence-based treatment approaches and some of the issues that will be impacting this field in the future. A case study is used to illustrate some of the dynamics of substance abusing individuals, the impact on the family and effective treatment approaches.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)127-133
    Number of pages7
    JournalClinical Social Work Journal
    Volume40
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jun 1 2012

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    Keywords

    • Case study
    • Drug policy issues
    • Evidence-based practices in addictions
    • Social work interventions
    • Substance use disorders
    • Treatment approaches

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    • Health(social science)
    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Clinical Treatment of Substance Abusers : Past, Present and Future. / Straussner, Shulamith Lala Ashenberg.

    In: Clinical Social Work Journal, Vol. 40, No. 2, 01.06.2012, p. 127-133.

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    Straussner, Shulamith Lala Ashenberg. / Clinical Treatment of Substance Abusers : Past, Present and Future. In: Clinical Social Work Journal. 2012 ; Vol. 40, No. 2. pp. 127-133.
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