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Allyn and Bacon Casebook Series: Substance Abuse

by Jerry L. Johnson George Grant

Each title in the Allyn & Bacon Johnson & Grant Casebook Series presents three to four in-depth cases in a different topic area, prefaced by an introduction to generalist social work practice. Allyn & Bacon Casebook Series for Substance Abuse, First Edition by Jerry Johnson and George Grant provides students with personal and intimate glimpses into the thinking and actions of experienced practitioners working with with substance abusing clients. The contributors to this casebook combined many decades of social work experience and teaching to create a one-of-a-kind tool for students to study and analyze how practitioners think about practice.

Fundamentals of Substance Abuse Practice

by Jerry L. Johnson

Providing a text for undergraduate and entry-level graduate students in social work, and a resource for practitioners, Johnson shows how to gather and use multi-systemic and multi-level client data for assessing and treating substance abuse in individuals and families. Johnson, a practitioner with more than 20 years in substance abuse practice, begins with an overview of the field including prevalence of substance abuse problems and definitions of use, abuse and addiction. Additional chapters describe the effects of specific drugs, prominent theories and models for practice, methods for client engagement and communication, the influence of the community on individuals and families seeking substance abuse services, and strategies for multi-systemic treatment planning. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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