NASW Behavioral Health Publications

There Are Many Doors to Recovery: Social Workers Can Be the Key

NASW Press

Jul 07, 2017

Social 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.


Social Work Speaks - 10th Edition, NASW Policy Statements

NASW Press

Mar 13, 2015

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.


Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work

NASW Press

Jan 01, 2015

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.


Harm Reduction for High-Risk Adolescent Substance Abusers

Maurice S. Fisher Sr. | NASW Press

Nov 19, 2014

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.


Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement For Addiction, Stress, And Pain

Eric L. Garland

Jan 31, 2013

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.


Alcohol, Tobacco, And Other Drugs - Challenging Myths, Assessing Theories, Individualizing Interventions, 2nd Edition

Ann A. Abbott, Editor

Feb 01, 2010

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.


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