1st Edition

Alcohol, Social Work, and Helping

Edited By Stewart Collins Copyright 1990

    First published in 1990, Alcohol, Social Work and Helping provides coherent and imaginative advice on how to counsel the growing number of clients whose use of alcohol causes of problems. It locates intervention within societal and agency contexts and tackles such practical issues as: how to work with a problem drinker; which short-term goals to suggest; what kind of help to apply; and how to assist in the event of a relapse. The contributors, with backgrounds in academic, statutory, and voluntary settings, focus on key areas of intervention, family, and group contexts, and there is a chapter on the particular circumstances and needs of women. All relevant information – both general and specialized – is presented in a clear, easy-to-read style, and is aimed at developing existing knowledge and skills. This book will be of interest to students of health, social work, and sociology.

    List of contributors Introduction 1. Historical perspectives and the development of community services Stewart Collins, Gill Ottley, and Mary Wilson 2. Social work and alcohol Tom Leckie 3. Helping problem drinkers – some new developments Steve Baldwin 4. Focusing on women Rosemary Kent 5. Helping the family Graham Fanti 6. Helping in groups Ken Barrie Name index Subject index


    Edited by Stewart Collins