Description : Topics included in the framework are as follows: initiating a community-wide prevention effort; leadership; maintaining the momentum; activities; building resources; assessment (knowing the impact of prevention efforts); and partnerships through cooperation, coordination, and collaboration). The purpose of the framework is to state clearly and succinctly the parameters to guide a community in developing an effective prevention effort.
Description : Over 60 terms defined. Provides a brief history of prevention efforts as well as an overview of the issues, principles, & approaches that work best. Topics are listed in alpha order & include: acronyms, AIDS, binge drinking, children of alcoholics, cocaine, evaluation, federal agencies, heroin, Hispanic/Latino, impaired driving, marijuana, media advocacy, older adults, parents & prevention, PCP, prevention, risk factors, social bonding, social marketing, steroids, tobacco, violence, youth participation, etc. Each entry includes a list of references.
Description : Intended to enhance treatment providers' knowledge concerning people who have a physical or cognitive disability in addition to their substance use disorder. Explains the issues involved in treating people with coexisting disabilities. Discusses how to screen for coexisting disabilities & how to adapt substance use disorder screenings for clients who have a disability. Discusses treatment planning & counseling, & how treatment can be modified to meet the particular needs of people with coexisting disabilities. Discusses forming linkages with other service providers, & the proper language to use when referring to people with disabilities.
Description : It is generally acknowledged that the most cost-effective means of curtailing alcohol and drug abuse is prevention. Providing interventions to at-risk individuals before they develop serious problems with substance use is the most important component of the "war on drugs." Fortunately, the past decade has seen a dramatic increase in the quantity and quality of scientific research on those areas crucial to the advancement of prevention science. This book compiles a tremendous amount of information about prevention which has accumulated in recent years. Documenting these accomplishments and setting the stage for future efforts comprise the focus of this book. Prevention and Societal Impact of Drug and Alcohol Abuse is divided into four parts. Part I contains introductory chapters addressing current issues in prevention science and characteristics of abusable substances. Part II includes chapters on the historical contexts of substance abuse and the deleterious health consequences of alcohol and other drugs. Part III focuses on the impact of drug and alcohol abuse on society. Included are chapters on alcohol and drug abuse and driving, infectious illness, disability, managed care, the criminal justice system and adolescents and adults, sale and distribution, the media, and community responses. Part IV consists of chapters on prevention in specific settings and with certain populations.
Description : Social workers and other social care professionals regularly face the challenges of working with people with alcohol and other drug problems. Yet many receive little, if any, training for working with these issues. As substance use and its social impact on communities and families rises up the political agenda, this book offers a timely support for social workers and other social care staff working in this area. Supporting people with alcohol and drug problems addresses the current gap in social work and social care education. It provides a combination of research evidence, policy frameworks, and practical hints and tips for good social work practice. Based around practice examples supplied by social workers from both adults' and children's social care, it combines knowledge with action. It also provides an important introduction to the evidence base on assessment, intervention and partnership working with specialist substance use colleagues. This book is for all those working in children's and adults' social work and social care settings who are working with people who use, or have problems with, alcohol and other drugs.