Alcohol and Other Drugs Pocket Guides

The BASW Special Interest Group in Alcohol and other Drugs has produced a series of Pocket Guides which are downloadable below:

Alcohol and Other Drugs

Alcohol & Other Drugs

This pocket guide seeks to support Social Workers to take professional responsibility for ensuring their knowledge and skills meet the needs of service users with alcohol and drug problems.

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English

Welsh

Children, Families and Alcohol Use

Children, Families & Alcohol Use

This guide aims to support Social Workers in their practice with people who use alcohol and who have families. While it focuses on preventing alcohol related harm to children, harm to other dependents is an increasing area of concern for social work. This guide may be relevant to other social care and health professionals. Information in this pocket guide should be supplemented by other learning and reading.

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English

Welsh

Mental Health and Substance Use

Mental Health & Substance Use

This guide seeks to support Social Workers in their practice with people who use substances and who experience mental distress. It will also be relevant for other social and health care professionals. The information in the guide should be supplemented by further reading and learning.

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English

Welsh

Alcohol and Older People

´╗┐Alcohol & Older People

This guide seeks to support Social Workers in their practice with older people who drink alcohol.
It will also be relevant for other social and health care professionals. The information in the guide should be supplemented by further reading and learning.

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English

Welsh

Young People and Alcohol

´╗┐Young People & Alcohol

This guide seeks to support Social Workers in their practice with young people who drink alcohol and whose use of alcohol is excessive or problematic. It will also be relevant for other social and health care professionals. The information in the guide should be supplemented by further reading and learning.

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English

Welsh