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Title: How deep is the cancerous cut of substance use disorders on human rights? The effects of substance use disorders from a human rights perspective: The thinking of Developmental Clinical Social Work
Authors: Robert K. Chigangaidze
Muridzo Noel Garikai
Simbine Samuel Lisenga
School of Health, Science and Wellbeing (Staffordshire University), Stoke-on-Trent, UK
Social Work, Midlands State University, Gweru, Zimbabwe
Social Work, Midlands State University, Gweru, Zimbabwe
Keywords: Developmental clinical social work
Effects
Human rights
Prevention
Substance use disorders
Issue Date: 5-Jun-2023
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Group
Abstract: Developmental Clinical Social Work (DCSW) involves the integration of social development approaches to the prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological, behavioral, emotional, and medical disorders through social work methods. In doing so, it also covers the predispositions that occur over time in one’s life course. Utilising the thinking of Developmental Clinical Social Work, the paper explores the effects of substance use disorders from a human rights perspective. The human rights to health, adequate housing, food and nutrition, development, clean and healthy environment, occupational health and safety, education, parental and children rights have been discussed considering the effects of substance use disorders. The article stimulates the realization that investment in the prevention of substance use disorders advances for the attainment and enjoyment of the above-mentioned human rights. To its end, the paper contradicts with the notion that the use of drugs is a “human right”. It justifies the need for court sanctioned substance use disorder treatment facilities that are evidence-based and adhere to human rights. It should be noted that this is a conceptual reflection of three academics, two of whom have taught on the advanced substance use and treatment course and one has taught on developmental social work courses.
URI: https://cris.library.msu.ac.zw//handle/11408/5779
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