GSU Study: Drug Abuse Counselors Face Violence In Workplace

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO (07/17) – A majority of substance abuse counselors are the victims of workplace violence, according to researchers at the Georgia State University School of Social Work. Georgia State professor Brian Bride led the first of its kind national study on the problem and found that four out of five counselors who treat substance abuse patients have faced some form of violence from their patients. Bride has never experienced violence himself in the counseling chair, but said he was inspired to conduct the research by colleagues who had. Read more

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