Encyclopedia of Social Work is now a consistently updated digital resource. Visit About to learn more, meet the editorial board, or explore the latest articles.

Dismiss

You are looking at  11-20 of 28 articles  for:

  • Addictions and Substance Use x
Clear All

View:

Criminal Justice: Overview  

Rudolph Alexander Jr.

Online publication date:
Jun 2013
The criminal justice system traces its roots to ancient times. When the 13 original colonies were formed, they brought many of the laws and legal processes from England. Traditionally, the ... More

Drug Courts  

Julie Schroeder and Bridgette Harris

Drug courts were developed to facilitate treatment for criminal offenders with substance abuse problems. Drug courts operate using dual paradigms of healing and discipline via treatment, ... More

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing  

Tonya Edmond and Karen Lawrence

Since its inception in 1987, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy has been the subject of lively debate and controversy, rigorous research both nationally and ... More

Genetics  

Joan O. Weiss

Print publication date:
Apr 2008
Online publication date:
Jun 2013
The recent explosion of genetic knowledge that was a product of the Human Genome Project has extraordinary implications for social workers and their client population. It is imperative ... More

Harm Reduction  

Diane Rae Davis

Print publication date:
Apr 2008
Online publication date:
Jun 2013
Harm reduction is a helping strategy that attempts to alleviate the social, legal, and medical consequences associated with unmanaged addiction, and in so doing, limit the harms, such as ... More

Health Care: Overview  

Colleen Galambos

This entry provides an overview of the state of health care in the United States. Service delivery problems such as access and affordability issues are examined, and health care ... More

HIV in an Era of Biomedical Advances: Prevention  

Diana Rowan

Since the start of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic, numerous biomedical advances have caused the social-work response to shift from management of a crisis to prevention of ... More

HIV/AIDS: Overview  

Peter A. Newman

Print publication date:
Apr 2008
Online publication date:
Jun 2013
AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is the most deadly epidemic of modern times. Since HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), the virus that causes AIDS, was first identified in the ... More

HIV/AIDS: Practice Interventions  

Kosta N. Kalogerogiannis, Richard Hibbert, Lydia M. Franco, Taiwanna Messam, and Mary M. McKay

For over 20 years, social workers have been involved in service delivery for HIV and AIDS infected and affected individuals. It is estimated that more than 1 million people are living with ... More

Homelessness  

Yin-Ling Irene Wong

Print publication date:
Apr 2008
Online publication date:
Jun 2013
This entry provides an overview of contemporary homelessness as a major social problem in the United States, focusing on the definition of homelessness and its prevalence, as well as on ... More

View: