Faculty Publications

Title

Dual relationships: The challenges for social workers in recovery

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Dual relationships, Ethics, Social workers in recovery, Substance use disorder treatment

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions

Volume

5

Issue

3

First Page

73

Last Page

90

Abstract

Over the last ten years there is increasing focus in social work literature about non-sexual dual relationships. This has included consideration of different types of dual relationships that occur primarily during or after the establishment of professional social worker-client relationship. However, the specific concerns facing social workers who are themselves in recovery from substance use disorders remain absent from these discussions. This article identifies challenges facing social workers in recovery from substance use disorders who also work with clients dealing with these disorders. Recommended actions and policies that can assist professionals and agencies in balancing personal and practice issues are presented. © 2005, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Date

9-14-2005

DOI of published version

10.1300/J160v05n03_06

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