Gap in substance misuse training frustrates entrants

February 2009
Community Care;2/26/2009, Issue 1759, p6
The article focuses on a study, according to which, majority of newly-qualified social workers feel inadequately prepared to work with people with drug and alcohol problems. The findings, based on responses from 248 social workers of Great Britain, revealed a large gap in substance misuse training, with one-third receiving none. Bedfordshire University's study cited that 62% of care proceedings involved parental substance misuse issues and rise of alcohol misuse in older people.


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