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Responding to the Oppression of Addiction: Canadian Social Work Perspectives, Third Ediition
Csiernik, Rick and William S. Rowe
Canadian Scholars Press / Softcover / 2017-04-01 / 1551309335
Addiction / Social Work
price: $73.95
522 pages
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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.

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


"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

About the Editors:

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.

William Rowe is Professor of Social Work at the University of South Florida and holds cross-appointments at the Moffitt Cancer Center, the College of Public Health and the AIDS Training and Education Center also 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.

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