Canadian scholars
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
2017 responding to the oppression of addiction cvr
522 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
April 2017
Print ISBN: 9781551309330
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Overview

Substantially revised, the third edition of Responding to the Oppression of Addiction brings together the voices of over 40 academics and social work practitioners from across Canada to provide a diverse and multidimensional perspective to the study of addiction. This edition features eight new chapters, including a first-person narrative on the effects of residential schools on Indigenous peoples. Themes include prevention initiatives, program descriptions, the special needs of different populations, policy perspectives framed within an anti-oppression standpoint, and the emerging topic of problem gambling. This varied collection is an indispensable resource for students and practitioners working in the fields of social work and addictions studies.

Features

  • adopts an anti-oppressive framework and uniquely Canadian lens
  • provides an authoritative analysis of the practices and policies that contribute to the construction of the meaning of addiction


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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements

INTRODUCTION

Chapter 1. Creating a Holistic Understanding of Addiction
Rick Csiernik and William S. Rowe

PART 1: PREVENTION

Chapter 2. Prevention as Controversy: Harm Reduction
Rick Csiernik, William S. Rowe and Jim Watkin

Chapter 3. Supervised Injection Sites: Harm Reduction and Health Promotion
William S. Rowe and Lisa Rapp

Chapter 4. The Role of Culture in Prevention
Joe Antone and Rick Csiernik

PART 2: PROGRAMS

Chapter 5. Coming Home: Rediscovering the Family in Addiction Treatment in Canada
Ramona Alaggia and Rick Csiernik

Chapter 6. Perinatal Drug Dependency Disorders
Cecilia M. Jevitt and William S. Rowe

Chapter 7. The Treatment of Adolescent Substance Abuse
Chris Stewart, William S. Rowe, and Tara Bruno

Chapter 8. A Model for Working with Women Dealing with Child Sexual Abuse and Addiction
Diane Hiebert-Murphy and Lee Woytkiw

Chapter 9. Narrative Therapy Ideas and Practices for Working with Addiction
Laura Béres

Chapter 10. Impact of Addiction on Parenting Post Separation
Rachel Birnbaum

Chapter 11. Is Alcoholics Anonymous of Value for Social Work Practitioners?
Rick Csiernik and Blanka Jordanov

Chapter 12. How Open Is the Meeting? Attending AA in a Wheelchair
Melissa Brideau and Rick Csiernik

Chapter 13. Maintaining the Continuum of Care: Arguing for Community-Based Residential Addiction Treatment Programs
Rick Csiernik

PART 3: POPULATIONS

Chapter 14. Patterns of Intimacy and Sexual Expression in Interaction with Addictions
Louise Osmond and Dennis Kimberley

Chapter 15. The Use of Prescribed Psychotropic Drugs by Working Women
Pauline Morissette and Nicole Dedobbeleer, with Rick Csiernik and Emma Wilson

Chapter 16. Understanding the Violent Substance Abuser: Issues in Intimate Partner Violence
Tanielle O’Hearn and Rick Csiernik

Chapter 17. Multiple Barriers: The Intersection of Substance Abuse in the Lives of Women Disclosing and Seeking Help for Intimate Partner Violence
Anna Francis, Ramona Alaggia, Rick Csiernik, and Tanielle O’Hearn

Chapter 18. Drug Use, Addiction, and the Criminal Justice System
Amber Kellen, Lois Powers, and Rachel Birnbaum

Chapter 19. The Experiences of Chinese Youth in Drug Treatment Programs in Vancouver, British Columbia
Siu Ming Kwok and Dora M.Y. Tam

Chapter 20. Understanding the Ultimate Oppression: Alcohol and Drug Addiction in Native Land
Kelly Brownbill and Mavis Etienne

Chapter 21. From Benzos to Berries: Treatment Offered at an Aboriginal Youth Solvent Abuse Treatment Centre Relays the Importance of Culture
Colleen Anne Dell, Maureen Seguin, Carol Hopkins, Raymond Tempier, Lewis Mehl-Madrona, Debra Dell, Randy Duncan and Karen Mosier

Chapter 22. I Have Kept Too Many Secrets
Thomas Miller

Chapter 23. Examining the Intersection of Addiction and Issues of Ability
Rick Csiernik and Melissa Brideau

Chapter 24. Concurrent Disorders and Social Work Intervention
Dennis Kimberley and Louise Osmond

PART 4: POLICY

Chapter 25. Many Paths to Prohibition: Drug Policy in Canada
Rick Csiernik, Munish Bhakri and Robin Koop-Watson

Chapter 26. Addiction Intervention, Employability, and Welfare
Rick Csiernik, Carolyne Gorlick, and Joe Antone

PART 5: COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOURS

Chapter 27. Adolescent and Youth Gambling: Current Knowledge, Clinical Perspectives, and Concerns
Jeffrey Derevensky, Renée A. St-Pierre, and Rick Csiernik

Chapter 28. Compulsive Internet and Cyber Use
Dennis Kimberley and Louise Osmond

Contributing Authors
Copyright Acknowledgements
Index

Rick Csiernik

Rick Csiernik, Professor of Social Work at King’s University College, Western University, has authored over 150 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has been an invited presenter at over 200 national and international conferences, seminars, and workshops. Among his other books are Responding to the Oppression of Addiction, Workplace Wellness, and Just Say Know: A Counsellor’s Guide to Psychoactive Drugs.

Substance Use and Abuse, Homelessness, Housing, and Mental Health, Just Say Know, Responding to the Oppression of Addiction, 2nd Edition, Substance Use and Abuse, 2nd Edition, Wellness and Work, Workplace Wellness, Responding to the Oppression of Addiction, 3rd Edition

William S. Rowe

William S. Rowe is a Professor and Coordinator of the DSW program in the Department of Social Work at Southern Connecticut State University and a Professor Emeritus at the University of South Florida. Dr. Rowe has authored over 130 academic and professional works and has provided lectures and seminars in over 30 countries.

Responding to the Oppression of Addiction, 2nd Edition, Responding to the Oppression of Addiction, 3rd Edition

Reviews

"In this third edition, Csiernik and Rowe expand on their successful book and provide an excellent collection of topics and perspectives related to addiction. Of particular importance is their framing of addiction as an issue influenced by the individual, community, and social systems of oppression. Weaving together an impressive group of authors, they provide compelling and exhaustive material to inform, educate, and practice from the anti-oppressive standpoint."
—  Gabriela Novotna, Faculty of Social Work, University of Regina

"This new edition begins by providing a necessary and comprehensive foundation to the understanding of addiction. The updated chapters and exciting new content enhance the relevancy of this text as a valuable resource for students, both within the social work curriculum and beyond into practice."
—  Tracey A. Bone, Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba

Instructor Resources


Instructor supplements for Responding to the Oppression of Addiction, 3e include:

  • Lecture suggestions
  • Assignment suggestions
  • Additional Resources
  • Glossary for each chapter
  • Appendix of Canadian addiction resrouces

See sample

Student Resources


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