Welcome to Methadonia: A Social Worker's Candid Account of Life in a Methadone Clinic

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Offers a personal account of a social worker's experiences working in a methadone clinic. Baldino openly describes her feelings about the work and the people, and describes in graphic terms the paradoxes, hopes, and tragedies of "methadonia." Her observations will provide insight for professionals and students in the substance abuse field, people addicted to drugs, families and friends of methadone clients, and policy makers. Includes a glossary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Rachel Greene Baldino was born in northern California and grew up in Iowa and upstate New York. She received her bachelor's degree from SUNY at Albany and her master's degree in social work from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. Her articles have appeared in THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER magazine, and she serves on the editorial advisory board of that publication. She lives with her husband in Massachusetts.

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...a primer for social workers and a tightly written page-turner that sweeps the reader along on Ms. Baldino's odyssey. -- Pamela Sacks, WORCESTER TELEGRAM AND GAZETTE

...an acutely personal account... revelation about addicts and... an insight into the feelings of the people who deal with them. -- Gene Mirabelli, METROLAND newspaper, Albany, NY

This book should be on every budding counselor and therapist's reading list! I only wish that I could have read this little gem when I began my career. -- K. Moses McCluskey, CADC, Heroin Times

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