Changing Social Work Students' Attitudes toward Substance Abusers through the Use of an Abstinence Assignment: A Pilot Study.

@article{Spaid2006ChangingSW,
  title={Changing Social Work Students' Attitudes toward Substance Abusers through the Use of an Abstinence Assignment: A Pilot Study.},
  author={W. M. Spaid and Stuart Squires},
  journal={Journal of Teaching in The Addictions},
  year={2006},
  volume={4},
  pages={45-62}
}
  • W. M. Spaid, Stuart Squires
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Teaching in The Addictions
  • ABSTRACT Per se, increased knowledge about substance abuse has not been effective in altering social workers' negative attitudes towards substance abusers or their failure to recognize or address substance abuse problems among clients. In this paper, we describe an experiential abstinence assignment integrated with the content of an elective substance abuse course. This abstinence assignment served as a simulation of what clients in treatment for substance abuse experience. At the end of the… CONTINUE READING
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