Lessons Learned From a Web-Based Study of Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Problems Among Social Workers in the USA

Jeffrey T. Steen, Taylor Kravitz, S. Lala A. Straussner

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This paper discusses methodological issues that emerged during the design and implementation of a large-scale survey of licensed social workers in the USA. Benefits and challenges of survey research are identified. The paper provides recommendations for future workforce studies and surveys that assess behavioral health problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)975-980
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2018



  • Alcohol and other drug problems
  • Mental health
  • Online research
  • Surveys
  • Workforce studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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