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Alcoholism Treatment : A Social Work Perspective

Alcoholism Treatment : A Social Work Perspective - 95 edition

ISBN13: 978-0830413874

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ISBN13: 978-0830413874
ISBN10: 0830413871
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 95
Publisher: Nelson Hall, Inc.
Published: 1995
International: No

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Alcoholism Treatment : A Social Work Perspective - 95 edition

ISBN13: 978-0830413874

Katherine Van Wormer

ISBN13: 978-0830413874
ISBN10: 0830413871
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 95
Publisher: Nelson Hall, Inc.

Published: 1995
International: No
Summary

This book provides an ecosystems approach to alcoholism and its treatment. It bridges the gap between the twelve-step approach and the scientifically based Responsibility model. Van Wormer views the individual behavior. Biological and psychological factors in alcoholism are covered. The text draws upon literature from several cultures to discuss the role of alcohol in society. Gender, minority, and gay-lesbian issues are integrated throughout.

The author uses DSM-IV categories.

The relationships between alcoholism and sexual abuse are examined.

Economic, insurance, and policy issues are discussed.

There are review questions at the end of every chapter and treatment exercises in the group therapy section.

Table of Contents

Part One: The Context of Social Practice in Alcoholism Treatment.

1. The Ecological Approach to Alcoholism.
2. The Historical Context.
3. The Contemporary Context in Treatment of Alcoholism.

Part Two: Aspects of Addiction.

4. The Biology of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse.
5. Alcoholism as a Way of Thinking.
6. Loss and Grief and Spiritualism.

Part Three: Social Work Practice with the Alcoholic Client.

7. Special Groups and Substance Abuse.
8. Alcoholism and the Family System.
9. Group Therapy with Substance Abuse.
10. The Economic, Sociological, And Legal Dynamics.
11. General Social Work with the Alcoholic Client.
12. Epilogue.

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