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Galvani, Sarah and Forrester, Donald (2009) Social Work and substance use: teaching the basics. Southampton: Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Social Policy and Social Work (SWAP).

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This guide to teaching and learning has been written for lecturers and tutors working within social work education. The guidance and activities can be used at both qualifying and post qualifying levels and across a range of modules and practice learning opportunities. It is not intended to be a prescriptive guide, simply a way to support social work educators seeking to increase or consolidate their current teaching and learning in relation to alcohol and other drugs.

Introduction and overview
Topic 1: Values, beliefs and attitudes
Topic 2: Reasons people use substances
Topic 3: Basic awareness of alcohol and other drugs
Topic 4: Raising the issue/asking the right questions
Topic 5: Assessment and risk
Topic 6: Substance use interventions: what there is and how to access them
Topic 7: The family and substance use and misuse

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