Substance Abuse Attitude Survey

Tools to Strengthen Families and Communities

Attitudes and values are internal, develop over years of life experiences, and can influence a family worker’s behavior, responses, and approaches in a helping relationship. Managers of family workers will find this survey useful in helping their staff become aware of personal attitudes about substance use and abuse. Because an individual’s attitudes and beliefs about the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol can adversely affect a helping relationship, an awareness of one’s own attitudes and values is critical to family support work.

The following information is provided courtesy of the National Program Office of Free to Grow, Mailman School of Public Health.

Many workers have not identified and explored their own attitudes, believing that they do not interfere with their work with others. Yet we all have deep feelings. When confronted with substance abuse, for example, those attitudes may be triggered and result in a response that is not helpful. More>> [PDF, 736KB]

See also:
    Tools to Strengthen Families and Communities [PDF, 20MB]

Substance Abuse Attitude Survey. Tools to Strengthen Families and Communities. National Program Office of Free to Grow, Mailman School of Public Health. DHHS/ACF/OHS. 2006. English.

Last Reviewed: February 2010

Last Updated: September 8, 2015