NASW Social Justice Brief Offers Overview of Nation’s Opioid, Heroin Addiction Crisis

Sep 2, 2016

OpioidBriefCoverThe United States is gripped by an opioid and heroin addiction crisis.

The social work profession will play a valuable and key role in our nation’s efforts to address this issue.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Social Justice Brief Opiates in Our Backyard: Implications for Drug Policy, offers social workers and other mental health and substance use disorder treatment professionals an overview of the crisis, relevant data, treatment implications, and NASW recommendations to address this issue, among other information.

Take time to review the brief. And if you need additional information contact NASW Social Justice and Human Rights Manager Mel Wilson, MSW, LCSW, MBA at or NASW Senior Practice Associate Carrie Dorn, MSW, LMSW, MPA at

Focus on Gerontology: Managing the Aging Baby Boomers

Focus on Gerontology: Managing the Aging Baby Boomers

By Peter Craig The aging baby boomer population is reaching critical mass. In 2020, according to the Census Bureau, that group numbered some 73 million—the second-largest segment of the U.S. population after Millennials—with 55.8 million of boomers, or 16.8% of the...