Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you will be able to
1. Explain why substance abuse and addiction occur and why they are so hard to
2. Understand the role of codependency in substance abuse and addiction.
3. Explain why prevention of substance abuse and addiction is so important.
4. Understand social workers’ roles in substance use and addiction.
5. Identify substance use and addiction treatment concepts and settings.
6. Explain why some forms of treatment present moral, personal, and social
7. Recognize how stigma and bias impede the drug-abuse recovery process.