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NCJ Number: 202145 Find in a Library
Title: Substance Use and Abuse and the Role of Social Workers in Germany (From International Aspects of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, P 69-83, 2002, Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner, and Larry Harrison, eds., -- See NCJ-202141)
Author(s): Irmgard Vogt
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Social Work Practice Press
Binghamton, NY 13904-1580
Sale Source: Haworth Social Work Practice Press
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, NY 13904-1580
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article presents major trends in drug and alcohol consumption in Germany and outlines the role of social workers in substance abuse treatment efforts.
Abstract: The recent trends in the use of alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana among people in Germany are outlined, followed by a description of the prevention and treatment approaches that have been undertaken. Treatment is divided into two branches: one for those with alcohol dependence and one for those dependent on other drugs. Germany offers an extensive network of outpatient and inpatient treatment services that include methadone dispensaries, detoxification centers, and aftercare programs. Social workers comprise a key element of the German treatment approach, serving in both inpatient and outpatient facilities. Those in in-patient facilities generally have additional training in psychotherapy. The article describes the role of the social worker as changing; becoming more professional as social workers increasingly become involved in research about substance dependencies. In conclusion, the author asserts that as time progresses and more is learned about alcohol and drug dependence, social work training will need to change to reflect the greater knowledge. References
Main Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse prevention; Drug prevention programs; Drug treatment; Germany; Social work; Social worker training
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