Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
First Reader/Committee Chair
This study examines the barriers social workers experience when working with adolescent substance users. Research has not fully explored if intervention techniques are effective or suggest other approaches that may support substance use disorder professionals including supervisor support, training, and intervention. The purpose of this study was to evaluate if social workers who provide interventions to adolescent substance users have the adequate resources to be successful in their field. The literature review provides a better understanding of the common themes social workers experience when working with adolescent substance users.
This study used a qualitative design and interviewed 8 professional social workers through Zoom. The student researchers interviewed the social workers asking about their practice with adolescent substance users and if they have the adequate resources to provide intervention to this population. The results of this study sought to bring attention to the needs of social workers and the resources they need to provide effective interventions to adolescent substance users.
DeLucia, Monica and Solano, Kethura, "SUPPORT FOR SOCIAL WORKERS TREATING ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE ABUSERS" (2023). Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations. 1568.