Alcoholism Treatment: A Social Work Perspective

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Nelson-Hall, 1995 - Psychology - 356 pages
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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.

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Contents

ALCOHOLISM TREATMENT
3
THE ECOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK REVIEW QUESTIONS
9
EARLY CIVILIZATIONS THE PROHIBITION EXPERIENCE
24
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About the author (1995)

Dr. Katherine van Wormer has taught in departments of social work and criminal justice at the University of Northern Iowa and has over twenty years of experience in teaching and public service. Dr. van Wormer was actively involved in civil rights movements in North Carolina and Northern Ireland. She has practiced substance abuse counseling for four and a half years, including two in Norway. Dr. van Wormer has been publishing texts, book chapters, and articles for over twenty years. In addition to ADDICTION TREATMENT: A STRENGTHS PERSPECTIVE, she has published INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WELFARE AND SOCIAL WORK: THE U.S. IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE and seven other books, including two on female offenders and victims and one on the nature of oppression. She has received several honors, including the McKay Faculty Research Award from the University of Northern Iowa.

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