Social Work in Mental Health and Substance Abuse by Sharon Duca Palmer

By Sharon Duca Palmer

This ebook examines a few of the primary concerns within the box of social paintings in psychological healthiness and substance abuse this day. themes mentioned comprise incarceration of drug abusers, methadone remedy for heroin clients, and substance abuse between intercourse staff. It additionally examines how parental smoking impacts children’s attitudes, binge ingesting, and the correlation among melancholy and sociodemographic components. The publication additionally explores support for homeless drug abusers and more.

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By Sharon Duca Palmer

This ebook examines a few of the primary concerns within the box of social paintings in psychological healthiness and substance abuse this day. themes mentioned comprise incarceration of drug abusers, methadone remedy for heroin clients, and substance abuse between intercourse staff. It additionally examines how parental smoking impacts children’s attitudes, binge ingesting, and the correlation among melancholy and sociodemographic components. The publication additionally explores support for homeless drug abusers and more.

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This analysis has some limitations which should be addressed. As random sampling methods could not be employed due to a lack of voters’ lists or other registries, findings from this population of street-involved youth might not be generalisable to the entire local street youth population or other settings. However, it is noteworthy the demographic composition of ARYS is similar to other streetyouth samples in Vancouver [3,39]. Second, several measures rely on self-report; thus, social desirability bias might have led to an underestimate of the prevalence of some variables.

So for just short of a month of being here, I didn’t get any... ’ When he said “ we don’t give that out in here’, I thought ‘Whohh! ’ They were listening but they weren’t understanding....... That’s how they are in here..... ” (male prisoner, ID 39) The altering of medication without negotiation also created distress as recounted by the following participant who shortly before entering prison had been treated in a hospital psychiatric unit for bi-polar disorder. “I felt I was coping alright with these tablets and then when I knew I wasn’t getting any, I just panicked really.

The doctor also explained that Diazepam would be given but it would be administered in 15 mg doses, one in the morning and one at night. Realising that the total quantity was much less that s/he had been used to, the prisoner remonstrated with the doctor. The prisoner was also told that although s/he would be given Amitriptyline that night, it would be reviewed by the doctor the following day. At this point, the prisoner became more agitated. 30 hrs Dealing with Co-Morbidity and Managing Withdrawal from Drugs Twenty-five of the prisoners interviewed recorded a past history of drug or alcohol abuse.

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