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Barksy, Allan E (2006) Alcohol, other drugs, and addictions: a professional development manual for social work and the human services. Belmont, CA: Thomson Brooks/Cole .

To help prepare you for the realities of working with clients affected by addictions, this beneficial text provides you with the necessary tools needed to competently translate addictions theory into practice. It offers a thorough examination of a range of models and perspectives for helping, and it encourages critical thinking to best match approaches with clients and situations. Presented in a work-text format, this book is full of cases, exercises, role-plays, and questions to increase your understanding of concepts and application to practice.

Table of contents
1. Introduction.
2. Pharmacology.
3. Models of helping individuals with AODA problems.
4. Techniques of engagement: Micro:Mezzo:Macro.
5. Assessment: Micro:Mezzo:Macro.
6. Helping families change.
7. Facilitating change through group work and treatment programs.
8. Helping communities change.
9. Health promotion and public policy development.
10. Termination, follow-up, maintenance, and relapse prevention.
11. AODA research and evaluation.


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