Supporting People with Alcohol and Drug Problems

Making a Difference

Sarah Galvani

Supporting People with Alcohol and Drug Problems

Sarah Galvani

Distributed for Bristol University Press

286 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2012
Paper $32.95 ISBN: 9781847421166 Published June 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9781847421173 Published June 2012 For sale in North and South America only

Social workers often face the challenge of helping people with alcohol and other drug problems, yet many social workers receive little training in dealing with these issues. In this much-needed textbook , Sarah Galvani guides readers through the current research on and policy approaches to substance abuse and provides practical tips for good work practices. Addressing substance abuse problems experienced by both children and adults from a variety of cultural backgrounds, this book will be crucial for anyone tasked with supporting people as they struggle with drugs or alcohol.

List of tables, figures and boxes
List of abbreviations

1. Setting the scene: alcohol and drugs in social work practice
2. Working with people using substances
3. Working with specialist substance use services
4. Substance use among black and minority ethnic people
5. Substance use and parenting
6. Domestic abuse and substance use
7. Older people’s substance use
8. Young people’s substance use
9. Coexisting mental distress and substance use
10. Mind the gap: people with disabilities and substance use
11. Conclusion

Review Quotes
Richard Velleman , University of Bath
“Sarah Galvani has written an excellent text, which will vastly improve social workers knowledge of and skills in how to deal with alcohol and drug problems in their daily practice.”
Rachel Lart, University of Bristol
“An excellent and timely book. Its clear focus on social work practice and values is anchored in relevant research evidence, making it an invaluable resource for students and qualified practitioners.”
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