Substance abuse

Collegiate Recovery Programs (CRPs) provide a supportive environment within the college campus culture for students in recovery. The person-in-environment approach is one that is in sync with social work. Read more


This art piece was inspired by the information from a 2016 summer graduate school class at California State University East Bay. The class was Assessment and Treatment of Substance Abuse, and it presented the harm reduction approach. Read more

Creative Work

Addiction work is truly trauma work. Trauma work requires deep attunement; recognition of developmental capacity and limitations; and steady, vigorous attention to the relationship. Read more

Real World Clinical 5 Comments

In August 2014, social worker Rosita Mazzi visited the United States and the office of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER. During that time, Mazzi presented her research to the Pennsylvania Chapter of NASW and to Temple University Harrisburg social work students. Read more


Building Bridges Internationally: Rosita Mazzi Visits The New Social Worker Headquarters From Italy

Rosita Mazzi, a social worker from Italy, visited The New Social Worker office in Pennsylvania and shared ideas and research with students and social workers at Temple university and PA NASW. Read more

Linda's Agenda

The U.S. federal government has put forth the SBIRT model to identify and provide treatment services to individuals with substance disorders. SBIRT is an acronym for Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment. Read more

Practice 3 Comments

Book review of Children of Substance Abusing Parents Read more

Reviews & Commentary

If you had a heart attack, your health insurance would pay for emergent medical care, maintenance medication, and follow-up care. If you were in the midst of a manic episode or struggling with a heroin addiction, your insurance most likely would not Read more



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