Substance Misuse: The Implications of Research, Policy and Practice (BOK)
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Substance misuse and its pervasive problems is a constant challenge for social work, health and related professionals today. With heightened political and policy emphasis on all aspects of substance misuse, it is paramount that professionals remain up-to-date on current issues and their responsibilities. Based on research and evidence, this book provides a sound basis for grounded and innovative practice. Leading international contributors outline holistic and specialist approaches to policy and practice, and highlight the shift in emphasis from immediate risk minimisation to long-term recovery, the importance of prevention and the pivotal role of workforce development. Issues surrounding work with children and families affected by substance misuse are explored, and ways of implementing new approaches revealed. The book also looks at the impact of the smoking ban in Scotland, and suggests ways to support tobacco use cessation. This book is essential reading for all front-line practitioners working with substance misusers, including social work, health professionals and counsellors. This topical series examines areas of particular interest to those in social and community work and related fields. Each book draws together different aspects of the subject, highlighting relevant research and drawing out implications for policy and practice. This title includes Information on Drugs and Drug Services to Members of Black and Minority Ethnic Communities by Jane Fountain, University of Central Lancashire; Wider Prevention - Poverty and Social Exclusion by James Egan, Head of Policy and Practice, Scottish Drugs Forum; Part Five Integrated Services and Workforce Development; Integrated Services by Neil Hunter, Joint General Manager, Glasgow Addiction Services; and, Messages for the Workforce by Joy Barlow.