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Social Work. Drugs & Alcohol - A Practical Guide

Social work from a substance misuse perspective.
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An important workforce tool, adding to knowledge, enhancing skills and giving social workers the confidence to work effectively with substance misuse issues.

Full Colour, illustrated, 76 page wiro bound, A5 book.

Who is it for?
This guide gives practicing social workers and social work students the confidence to work effectively with substance misuse issues in a workplace environment.

What's in it?
The Social Work Guide gives clear advice on how to work with clients when substance misuse is an issue, by exploring current policy, looking at situations that social workers may encounter, and using case studies and good practice tips to provide solutions  .

Topics covered include:

  • Drug reference guide
  • Assessment, advice, referral
  • Brief Interventions, cycle of change
  • Treatment and recovery
  • Pharmacological interventions
  • Psychological Interventions
  • Dealing with vulnerable groups
  • Substance misuse by colleagues

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£15.00 (GBP) excl VAT

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Social Work. Drugs and Alcohol - A Practical Guide
You get exactly what the title says - great for anyone in social work or related roles where you need practical support. Well written and easy to understand and use - will certainly help to improve practice. Would happily recommend to others.

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Social work drugs and alcohol
I really liked what I saw. although at the start I wondered what was different to lots of drug training material on the market.
What's different/appealing is

- the Workforce idea of briefings; we could do with one for young people workers, without doubt, and I'm sure YOS workers etc, as a separate issue.

- The real appeal is the combination of drug related technical advice (plenty of that around) but also the attempt to get closer to practice and deal with the very
simplest issues for staff - like "how do I broach this subject? What's a good time? What if they're off their faces?". You can't have too much of this - but space doesn't often permit.

- I like the new graphics on cycle of change; would encourage more unpacking of crusty old models and updating and improving them graphically and also explanation - wise (drug, set. setting etc etc)

- case studies good - but even better as e-learning exercises!

- the booklet fits well with a one, two or three day training model approach; maybe worth looking at a price for multiple copies of book and a one day intro?

One last thought; is there enough on child protection, post - Shoesmith?

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