Wednesday, January 13, 2010

How important are social networks in substance abuse recovery?

On December 14, 2009, Living Proof, the podcast produced by the School of Social Work at University of Buffalo, dealt with the facilitation of social networds as Charles Syms interviewed Dr. Elizabeth Tracy. Here is what it says on the web site:

In this podcast, Dr. Elizabeth Tracy traces the significance of social networks in social work practice, describes the types of social network interventions used by social workers, and discusses her research concerning social networks and the role of trauma and violence among women presenting with substance abuse or dual disorders.

This podcast is well worth listening to. It lasts about 38 minutes.

Substance abuse counselors often point out to clients that if they are to be successful in their recovery they must change their people, places, and things. Much easier said than done.

To listen click here.

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