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Labour market status, requirements and social support—single male clientswith problematic alcohol consumption
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. (Addiction Research Group)
2011 (English)In: European Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1369-1457, E-ISSN 1468-2664, Vol. 14, no 4, 513-523 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The study presented in this article investigates relations between two phenomena that arewidely considered to be social problems*unemployment and alcohol abuse. Theinvestigated group is that of single male clients receiving social assistance in Sweden.Difficulty in supporting themselves is thus the main reason why these clients have contactwith the social welfare office, but to some extent the clients in focus do also have adrinking problem (defined as notes on drinking problems in their case files). Case files onmale, single clients in which alcohol-related notes were present are investigated(n297). The results indicate that social workers are more active in making demandson clients to change their alcohol habits if the clients are able to support themselvesthrough work than if they are not. This implies that resources for the treatment of alcoholand drug abuse may be allocated on the basis of which clients it is possible to removefrom the social service system*i.e. who are able to support themselves through work*and not on the basis of which clients are the most needy.

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2011. Vol. 14, no 4, 513-523 p.
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Social Assistance, Alcohol Problems, Social Workers, Case Files
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Social Work
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-65913DOI: 10.1080/13691457.2010.516497ISI: 000299639800006OAI: diva2:466029
Available from: 2011-12-20 Created: 2011-12-15 Last updated: 2015-08-21Bibliographically approved

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