DOING ALCOHOLISM TREATMENT IN NORWAY: A PERSONAL REMINISCENCE
AbstractThis articleprovides an insider's view of work in a Norwegian alcoholism treatment center,not at a typical center in Norway, hut at one modeled loosely (very loosely) onthe American 12 Step approach. Because there was a lack of regulationexternally and of professionalism internally, this American's experience was fraughtwith challenges of a most disturbing sort. Although social workers generallywill be unable to preserve their ethical integrity in a system dominated byprofit and interpersonal conflict, the rewards of speaking out and exposingethical violations can make even the most unsavory of experiences ultimatelyseem worthwhile.Copyright of Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping is the property of ClevelandState University and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to alistserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print,download, or email articles for individual use.
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NARRATIVES OF PROFESSIONAL HELPING
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