Vol 13, No 2 (2015)

Drugs – Drug Use(r) – Drug Market(s)

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„Drugs – Drug Use(r) – Drug Market(s). Reflections and Perspectives for Social Services”. A New SW&S Special Issue

SW&S Special Issue

To identify social work clients as “drug abusers” has traditionally been a typical behavioral pattern. The use of drugs has also been seen as a social problem in the traditional welfare state of the so called western world. This is right and wrong at the same time: On the one side the current (welfare) state has become a new agency of repression – not at least against public drug use, illegal as well as legalized drugs, in bigger cities; on the other side the neo-liberal agenda allows public debates about the liberalization of drug distribution by calling the individual subject a responsible customer.

On that background the question of drugs, drug use(rs) and drug markets can still be seen as a main issue of social work and social policy in welfare states. At the same time they represent a field of change, where the transformations of welfare can be witnessed.

Therefore Social Work & Society is very grateful to present our readers the new Special Issue on “Drugs – Drug Use(r)- Drug Market(s)”: Michelle Pelans paper on Re-visioning Drug Use is opening the SW&S Special Issue by discussing the question of its transformation Away From Criminal Justice and Abstinence-based Approaches. In its Cross-National Comparative Study Matteo Di Placido is Comparing Social Service’s Networks for Underage Drug Users, followed by Lis Bodil Karlssons, Ulla Rantakeisus and Kirsti Kuuselas paper using A Narrative Approach to reflect the Recovery Process from Addiction and Abuse. Wes Abercrombie and Mitchell Mackinem are concluding the SW&S Special Issue by reflecting the exploration of Community Based Responses and the Natural History of a Drug Market”.

SW&S Forum

Beside the Special Issue the new issue involves also fascinating papers in the SW&S Forum on Ageing and Care of Older Persons in Southern Africa by Jotham Dhemba & Bennadate Dhemba; on Acquiring Life Skills Whilst in Residential Care in Ghana by Esmeranda Manful, Harriet Takyi & Eunice Gambrah; on Axel Honneth’s Recognition Model for Social Work by Stanley Houston; and last, but not least on The Epistemological Difference between “Lifeworld” and “Life Conditions” by Björn Kraus.

Information from the Co-Ordinating Office

At the end of the 13th year of Social Work & Society our well known online journal has been restructured. From now on the publication policy of SW&S will be focused on the Special Issue section and a general article section, the SW&S Forum. The SW&S Special Issues will mostly be edited by guest editors (see the Call for Special Issues: http://www.socwork.net/sws). The former SW&S sections “Research & PhD Notes”, “Essays”, “Historical Portraits” and “Book Reviews” have been closed.

Another change concerns the double blind peer review process. This will be coordinated and controlled by the Co-Ordinating Office for all SW&S sections from now on.

Enjoy our new issue of Social Work & Society.

The SW&S Co-Ordinating Office

Table of Contents

Special Issue: Drugs – Drug Use(r) – Drug Market(s)

Re-visioning Drug Use: A Shift Away From Criminal Justice and Abstinence-based Approaches HTML PDF
Michelle Pelan
Comparing Social Service’s Networks for Underage Drug Users: A Cross-National Comparative Study between Malmö and Genoa HTML PDF
Matteo Di Placido
Exit Double Trouble: A Narrative Approach to the Recovery Process from Addiction and Abuse HTML PDF
Lis Bodil Karlsson, Ulla Rantakeisu, Kirsti Kuusela
Exploring Community Based Responses and the Natural History of a Drug Market HTML PDF
Wes Abercrombie, Mitchell Mackinem

SW&S Forum

Ageing and Care of Older Persons in Southern Africa: Lesotho and Zimbabwe Compared HTML PDF
Jotham Dhemba, Bennadate Dhemba
Admission to Exit: Acquiring Life Skills Whilst in Residential Care in Ghana HTML PDF
Esmeranda Manful, Harriet Takyi, Eunice Gambrah
‘When I Look I Am Seen, So I Exist to Change’: Supplementing Honneth’s Recognition Model for Social Work HTML PDF
Stanley Houston
The Life We Live and the Life We Experience: Introducing the Epistemological Difference between “Lifeworld” (Lebenswelt) and “Life Conditions” (Lebenslage) HTML PDF
Björn Kraus

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