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Social Work in Mental Health and Substance Abuse

1st Edition

Edited by Sharon Duca Palmer

Apple Academic Press

316 pages

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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. Topics discussed include incarceration of drug abusers, methadone treatment for heroin users, and substance abuse among sex workers. It also examines how parental smoking affects children’s attitudes, binge drinking, and the correlation between depression and sociodemographic factors. The book also explores help for homeless drug abusers and more.

Table of Contents

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


About the Editor

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. She is also a Certified Field Instructor at the Adelphi University, School of Social Work in Garden City, New York.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / General