The book provides a detailed understanding of:
" Historical and current policy relating to prohibition and drug use
" A range of substances and their potential effects on service users
" Models of best practice including screening and assessment, brief intervention, motivation approaches and relapse prevention
" Particular issues and needs of a diverse range of service user groups
This will be an essential text for social work students taking courses in substance use and addiction. It will also be valuable reading for qualified social workers and students taking related courses across the health and social care field.