Social Work & Social Welfare

Social Work in Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Editor: Sharon Duca Palmer

Social Work in Mental Health and Substance Abuse

2011. Available now.
Pub Date: April 2011
Hardback Price: $139.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781926692883
Pages: 316 pp. with index
Binding Type: hardcover

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

This book examines many of the predominant issues in the field of social work in mental health and substance abuse today, including incarceration of drug abusers, methadone treatment for heroin users, substance abuse among sex workers, how parental smoking affects children’s attitudes, binge drinking, depression and its relation to sociodemographic factors, help for homeless drug abusers, and more.

• Performance Measurement for Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
• Methamphetamine Use and Rates of Incarceration Among Street-Involved Youth in a Canadian Setting: A Cross-Sectional Analysis
• Medication Management and Practices in Prison for People with Mental Health Problems: A Qualitative Study
• Estimating Incidence Trends in Regular Heroin Use in 26 Regions of Switzerland Using Methadone Treatment Data
• Substance Abuse, Treatment Needs and Access Among Female Sex Workers and Non-Sex Workers in Pretoria, South Africa
• Nowhere to Go: How Stigma Limits the Options of Female Drug Users After Release from Jail
• Evidence for Habitual and Goal-Directed Behavior Following Devaluation of Cocaine: A Multifaceted Interpretation of Relapse
• Conflict and User Involvement in Drug Misuse Treatment Decision-Making: A Qualitative Study
• Deficits in Implicit Attention to Social Signals in Schizophrenia and High Risk Groups: Behavioural Evidence from a New Illusion
• The Moderating Role of Parental Smoking on Their children’s Attitudes Toward Smoking Among a Predominantly Minority Sample: A Cross-Sectional Analysis
• Women’s Childhood and Adult Adverse Experiences, Mental Health, and Binge Drinking: The California Women’s Health Survey
• Relation Between Depression and Sociodemographic Factors
• Satisfaction with Life and Opioid Dependence
• Can Playing the Computer Game “Tetris” Reduce the Build-Up of Flashbacks for Trauma? A Proposal from Cognitive Science
• Unofficial Policy: Access to Housing, Housing Information and Social Services Among Homeless Drug Users in Hartford, Connecticut
• Mental Health Symptoms in Relation to Socio-Economic Conditions and Lifestyle Factors—A Population-Based Study in Sweden
• Index

About the Authors / Editors:
Editor: Sharon Duca Palmer
School Social Worker, ACLD Kramer Learning Center, Bay Shore, New York; Certified Field Instructor, Adelphi University School of Social Work, Garden City, New York

Sharon Duca Palmer, CSW, LMSW, has worked in a variety of settings in her twenty-year career as a social worker. Since 1990 she has been a school social worker at the ACLD Kramer Learning Center in Bay Shore, New York, and she is a Certified Field Instructor at the Adelphi University, School of Social Work, Garden City, New York, USA.

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