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Rick Csiernik is a Professor at King’s College, University of Western Ontario. Csiernik has authored and edited several popular CSPI titles: Wellness and Work (2005); Responding to the Oppression of Addiction (co-edited with William S. Rowe, 2010); Substance Use and Abuse (2011); and Homelessness, Housing, and Mental Health (co-edited with Cheryl Forchuk and Elsabeth Jensen, 2011). The author of more than 75 journal articles, his research interests include employee assistance programming and workplace wellness, addiction, social work and spirituality, and program evaluation. Included on the King’s University College Honour Roll of teaching fourteen consecutive times, he is a past recipient of the McMaster University Instructor Appreciation Award.

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  • May 2018
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  • $67.95 Print
  • $62.95 eBook

The Drug Paradox

An Introduction to the Sociology of Psychoactive Substances in Canada
Tara Bruno, Rick Csiernik
Why are some drugs considered socially acceptable while others are demonized? What makes these definitions ...
  • June 2011
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Homelessness, Housing, and Mental Health

Finding Truths — Creating Change
Cheryl Forchuk, Rick Csiernik, Elsabeth Jensen
Some say mental illness is the last great stigma remaining in our communities. This book is a collection of...
  • October 2014
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Just Say Know

A Counsellor’s Guide to Psychoactive Drugs
Rick Csiernik
Just Say Know is an essential resource for counsellors, educators, therapists, social workers, policy-maker...
  • April 2016
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Substance Use and Abuse, Second Edition

Everything Matters
Rick Csiernik
Substance Use and Abuse provides both students and practitioners in the field of addiction counselling with...
  • August 2005
  • 9781551302768
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Wellness and Work

Employee Assistance Programming in Canada
Rick Csiernik
Employee Assistance Programming has evolved from a mechanism of social control to a major force for heatlh ...
  • July 2014
  • 9781551305714
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Workplace Wellness

Issues and Responses
Rick Csiernik
In this book, contributing scholars, practitioners, and researchers offer their practice experience and fin...
  • April 2017
  • 9781551309330
  • $77.95 Print
  • $72.95 eBook

Responding to the Oppression of Addiction, Third Edition

Canadian Social Work Perspectives
Rick Csiernik, William S. Rowe
Substantially revised, the third edition of Responding to the Oppression of Addiction brings together the v...
  • November 2019
  • 9781773381602
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The Essential Guide to Psychoactive Drugs in Canada, Second Edition

A Resource for Counselling Professionals
Rick Csiernik
The second edition of the formerly titled Just Say Know: A Counsellor’s Guide to Psychoactive Drugs, this i...