Tag Archives: substance abuse

NASW Proudly Supports National Recovery Month

Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community By Nancy Markoe, LICSW National Recovery Month (NRM) promotes awareness about addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery, encouraging the hopeful and inspiring message that treatment is effective and people can and do recover. This observance highlights the strength and humanity of individuals who have fought for their lives, reclaimed their health, ... Read More »

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Yoga with Incarcerated Females: Impacts on Emotion Regulation, Body Dissociation, and Warnings of Substance Relapse

Mental health and substance abuse challenges are widespread among incarcerated populations, often coupled with complicated histories of abuse, trauma, and other psychological problems. Traditional treatments have largely consisted of psychological or pharmaceutical interventions. However, the implementation, effectiveness, and financial burden of traditional interventions have led to exploration into alternative approaches. A recent issue of the journal Social Work Research, co-published ... Read More »

A Comparison of Pregnancy-Only versus Mixed-Gender Group Therapy among Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorder

Opioid drug dependency has been getting increasing attention in the press lately, and in October, President Obama made expanding access to medically-assisted opioid addiction treatment programs the cornerstone of a new $133 million dollar federal program. Clearly the need to treat people with opioid use disorder is a priority for social workers and allied service providers. Substance abuse among pregnant ... Read More »

Harm Reduction for High-Risk Adolescent Substance Abusers

In today’s society, adolescents are faced with several life-changing challenges—peer pressure, bullying, alcohol and drug abuse, diseases, and engaging in various sexual behaviors. Yet often adolescents are ill-equipped to face these challenges. Substance abuse in particular affects many communities and families. In recent decades, younger people are increasingly involved in use and abuse of alcohol and drugs. Furthermore, substance abuse ... Read More »

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention’s (CSAP) Prevention Fellowship Program

The Prevention Fellowship Program is a two-year program. Fellows receive a yearly stipend of up to $35,000, with a one-year option for renewal based on the previous year’s performance. Currently, there are 45 Fellows located in state, community, and local agencies throughout the U.S. and the Territories. Fellows are placed in state offices or other designated locations and assigned to ... Read More »