workers provide a range of alcohol and other drug prevention and
treatment services. This brochure describes the roles and practice settings of social workers specializing in alcohol and
other drug problems and highlights the requisite training,
qualifications, and skills.
The 10th edition of Social Work Speaks is a comprehensive and
unabridged collection of policies adopted and revised by the NASW
Delegate Assembly in 2014. The Delegate Assembly, NASW's key
policy-making body, meets every three years. The policy statements set
the parameters for NASW's positions and actions on a broad range of
public policy and professional issues.
This publication offers clarification, direction, and opportunity for reflection to help students and professionals in social work, related fields, and beyond find balance in their personal and professional lives as well as ease work-related stress to better serve clients—and to achieve professional equilibrium, success, and personal fulfillment.
Maurice S. Fisher Sr. | NASW Press
This publication provides the research, discussion, and specific clinical techniques that can be used in private practices. Cognitive-behavioral therapy and skill development, psychoeducational and interpersonal skills, anger management, and support group therapies are discussed, as are ethical issues that may come up in practice.
Eric L. Garland
Human existence can be beset by a variety of negative mental states such that life seems devoid of meaning, but it can also be liberated—a meaningful life reclaimed and savored through cultivation of a higher kind of mind. This quality, mindfulness, refers to both a set of contemplative practices and certain distinct psychological states and traits, and it can be cultivated through intentional effort and training.
Ann A. Abbott, Editor
The misuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs has severe emotional and financial consequences for users, their families, and society. The collective effects are often devastating, because the magnitude of the problems associated with alcohol, tobacco, and drug dependency (ATOD) is far-reaching.
Social Work, the premier journal of the profession, is free for NASW members.
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