Substantially revised, the third edition of Responding to the Oppression of Addiction brings together the voices of over 40 academics and social work practitioners from across Canada to provide a diverse and multidimensional perspective to the study of addiction. This edition features eight new chapters, including a first-person narrative on the effects of residential schools on Indigenous peoples. Themes include prevention initiatives, program descriptions, the special needs of different populations, policy perspectives framed within an anti-oppression standpoint, and the emerging topic of problem gambling. This varied collection is an indispensable resource for students and practitioners working in the fields of social work and addictions studies.
Rick Csiernik is a Professor at King’s College, University of Western Ontario. He has authored and edited several Canadian Scholars textbooks: Wellness and Work (2005); Responding to the Oppression of Addiction (co-edited with William S. Rowe, 2017, third edition); Substance Use and Abuse (2016, second edition); and Homelessness, Housing, and Mental Health (co-edited with Cheryl Forchuk and Elsabeth Jensen, 2011). He has written more than 95 journal articles, and some of his research interests include addiction, workplace wellness, social work, and spirituality. He has consecutively been included on the King’s University College Honour Roll of Teaching, and is a recipient of the Instructor Appreciation Award at McMaster University.
William Rowe is a Professor and Coordinator of the Department of Social Work at Southern Connecticut State University and a Professor Emeritus at the University of South Florida.
"This new edition begins by providing a necessary and comprehensive foundation to the understanding of addiction. The updated chapters and exciting new content enhance the relevancy of this text as a valuable resource for students, both within the social work curriculum and beyond into practice."— “Tracey A. Bone, Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba
"In this third edition, Csiernik and Rowe expand on their successful book and provide an excellent collection of topics and perspectives related to addiction. Of particular importance is their framing of addiction as an issue influenced by the individual, community, and social systems of oppression. Weaving together an impressive group of authors, they provide compelling and exhaustive material to inform, educate, and practice from the anti-oppressive standpoint."— “Gabriela Novotna, Faculty of Social Work, University of Regina