Responding to the Oppression of Addiction: Canadian Social Work Perspectives

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Rick Csiernik, William S. Rowe
Canadian Scholars' Press, 2003 - Psychology - 352 pages

In this book, social work practitioners, theorists, and researchers offer new perspectives on the meaning, role, and history of addiction in our society and the construction of illicit drug use as a social problem.

Some of the contributors discuss assessment tools and therapeutic programs being employed today in the treatment of addicted individuals.

These papers work together to educate the aspiring helping professional and the practitioner in the field about the very complex and ubiquitous problem of addiction, while underlining the centrality of addiction as another form of the oppression addressed daily by social workers.

Editors Rick Csiernik and William Rowe want to extend and enrich the education and on-going discussion of addiction within the social work community in order to help increasing numbers of individuals through better legislation, informed institutions, and more effective treatment alternatives.

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Rick Csiernik, Professor of Social Work at King‚s University College (Western University), has written and edited 10 books, including Substance Use and Abuse: Everything Matters, Responding to the Oppression of Addiction: Canadian Social Work Perspectives, Homelessness, Housing, and Mental Health: Finding Truths‚Creating Change, and Workplace Wellness: Issues and Responses. He has authored over 150 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has been an invited presenter at 200 national and international conferences, workshops, and seminars.

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