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

By Sharon Duca Palmer

This ebook examines a few of the essential matters within the box of social paintings in psychological well-being and substance abuse this present day. issues mentioned contain incarceration of drug abusers, methadone therapy 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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Male prisoner ID 20, I was observing the activity on the residential unit just as the afternoon medication round was being completed. It became apparent that the prisoner to whom I had just been speaking had been to see the nurse and had once again found that his medication was unavailable. This resulted in the participant and the wing staff immediately becoming engaged in a heated discussion. The manner in which he was pacing aggressively up and down the landing, and shouting at staff led to the conclusion that there was a strong possibility that he would be reprimanded or restrained for what was clearly angry behaviour borne out of his frustration.

Thematic analysis of the interview data and interpretation of the observational fieldnotes were undertaken manually. Emergent themes included the impact that delays, changes to or the removal of medication have on prisoners on entry to prison, and the reasons that such events take place. Results and Discussion Inmates accounts suggested that psychotropic medication was found a key and valued form of support for people with mental health problems entering custody. Existing regimes of medication and the autonomy to self-medicate established in the community are disrupted and curtailed by the dominant practices and prison routines for the taking of prescribed medication.

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