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Responding to the Oppression of Addiction : Canadian Social Work Perspectives, Paperback / softback Book

Responding to the Oppression of Addiction : Canadian Social Work Perspectives Paperback / softback

Edited by Dr. Rick Csiernik, William S. Rowe


Uniting top academics, researchers, and practitioners, this contributed volume offers new perspectives on the meaning, role, and history of addiction in our society and the construction of illicit drug use as a social problem.

This substantially revised second edition provides an authoritative focus on policy issues that will extend and enrich the education and on-going discussion of addiction within the social work community. New to the second edition:discusses the intersection of substance abuse and intimate partner violence in the lives of women seeking helpexamines drug use, addiction, and the criminal justice system and how these intersect to further disadvantage those held prisoner by these challengesrecognizes the real significance of addiction for those Canadians struggling with homelessness and mental health issuesexamines adolescent substance abuseconsiders how some aspects of specific cultures can help prevent addictionexplores male and female differences in individual and group treatmentquestions the belief that graduates of Canada's schools of social work have the competency to be addiction counsellors


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 414 pages
  • Publisher: Canadian Scholars
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social work
  • ISBN: 9781551303680



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