International aspects of social work practice in the addictions

Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner, Larry Harrison

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    Examine the worldwide phenomenon of substance abuse and addiction! International Aspects of Social Work Practice in the Addictions examines current social work practice in the addictions around the world. Researchers and practitioners address the abuse of and addiction to alcohol and other drugs and the current policies impacting the treatment of these substances in different countries. The book looks at the substances abused, the scope of the problems, the social reactions, the treatment approaches, and therole of professionals in addressing issues unique to each country, providing a more critical understanding of the socioeconomic and cultural influences on treatment systems. International Aspects of Social Work Practice in the Addictions presents cross-cultural perspectives on the effects of substance abuse and addiction on social policies, institutional practices, sources of funding, and social work methods. The book examines the rapid social changes that go hand in hand with increased rates of psychoactive substance problems and recognizes addiction as a complex biopsychosocial phenomenon that responds to intervention. The countries represented by the book's contributors include: • Israel • Ireland • Germany • Australia • Singapore • the Netherlands • the United Kingdom • the former Soviet Union • and the United States International Aspects of Social Work Practice in the Addictions also includes book reviews related to cultural issues and a roundtable discussion concerning the legalization of drugs with perspectives from Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This unique book is a vitalresource for clinicians, academics, and researchers.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    PublisherTaylor and Francis
    Number of pages161
    ISBN (Electronic)9781317718734
    ISBN (Print)0789019973, 9780789019967
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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    Internationality
    Social Work
    addiction
    social work
    Substance-Related Disorders
    Institutional Practice
    Research Personnel
    substance abuse
    USSR
    Singapore
    Social Problems
    Israel
    Public Policy
    Social Change
    Ireland
    Pharmaceutical Preparations
    Netherlands
    Alcoholism
    Germany
    roundtable discussion

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Psychology(all)
    • Social Sciences(all)

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    Straussner, S. L. A., & Harrison, L. (2014). International aspects of social work practice in the addictions. Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315785844

    International aspects of social work practice in the addictions. / Straussner, Shulamith Lala Ashenberg; Harrison, Larry.

    Taylor and Francis, 2014. 161 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Straussner, Shulamith Lala Ashenberg ; Harrison, Larry. / International aspects of social work practice in the addictions. Taylor and Francis, 2014. 161 p.
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