1st Edition

Integrated Approaches to Drug and Alcohol Problems Action on addiction

Edited By Willm Mistral Copyright 2016
    226 Pages
    by Routledge

    226 Pages
    by Routledge

    Integrated Approaches to Drug and Alcohol Problems: Action on Addiction provides a pathway through the field of addiction, giving a clear description of points along that path, from the beginning of problematic use of drugs and alcohol, to treatment, support, recovery and reintegration in society.
    The book illustrates the principle of integrated approaches to tackling the rise in problems with addiction. Practical applications of these approaches are demonstrated in the work of UK charity Action on Addiction, one organisation which has been influenced by, and contributed to, the research and practice of the authors. The interventions illustrated within Integrated Approaches to Drug and Alcohol Problems demonstrate how the findings of international research can be brought together to provide effective services for individuals, families and communities suffering from addiction-related problems.

    Some of the foremost internationally recognized addiction researchers, clinicians and trainers from the UK, USA and Canada have contributed chapters to this book. It will be of interest to all those working in the field of drug and alcohol addiction, including counsellors and therapists, as well as GPs, nurses and public health officers. Integrated Approaches to Drug and Alcohol Problems will also have general appeal to anyone studying Psychology and Mental Health courses at undergraduate or postgraduate level, plus those affected by addiction.

    Foreword Graham Beech  Preface & Acknowledgements Willm Mistral  List of Contributors  Part One Routes to Addiction  1 From Substance Use to Addiction Willm Mistral  2 My Story of Addiction and Recovery Geri Lettle  Part Two Action for Individuals  3 SHARP Intensive Day Treatment Tim Leighton  4 Residential Treatment: countering the chaos of addiction Kirby Gregory  Part Three Action for Families and Young People  5 M-PACT: supporting families affected by parental substance misuse Lorna Templeton  6 FAMILIES: you don’t have to be addicted to suffer from addiction Nick Barton  7 Young People and Substance Misuse: the power of personality Maeve O’Leary-Barrett & Patricia J Conrod  Part Four Action for Policy and Practice  8 Reducing Deaths from Opiate Overdose: Take-Home-Naloxone Rebecca McDonald, Rhian Hills, Carole Hunter, Kirsten Horsburgh, Andrew McAuley, Rosie Mundt-Leach, Sarah Small & John Strang  9 Management of Alcohol Use Disorders in the UK Ed Day & Mandip Jheeta  10 New Drugs, Old Responses?Willm Mistral  11 Improving Addiction Workforce Skills Devin Ashwood & Jane Rowley  12 Reducing Alcohol-related Harm among Young People Willm Mistral  Part Five Routes to Recovery  13 Twelve-Step Mutual-Help Organizations and Facilitation Interventions John F Kelly & Brandon G Bergman  14 Recovery Advocacy in America William L White  Part Six An Integrated Approach to Addiction  15 Action on Addiction – the Charity Nick Barton


    Dr Willm Mistral, BSc, MSc, PhD, is an independent research consultant. Previously he was an honorary senior research fellow at the University of Bath, UK, where for many years he led a research team focused on substance use and mental health. Willm has published numerous papers in mental health and addiction journals. 

    "This book makes an invaluable contribution to further developing effective ways forward in dealing with addiction, it appears at a time when it has never been more important to take an integrated approach to improving our understanding of addiction and finding ever more innovative and effective responses to what is the biggest preventable killer in the UK." - Graham Beech, Chief Executive of Action on Addiction

    "This book will be of considerable value. It has gathered together contributors from both outside of and within the organisation, ensuring a high quality mix of practical experience and research excellence. Action on Addiction is an innovative charity which works in many areas of addiction – offering a variety of approaches to treatment, and also focusing on research, professional education and development, prevention, and help for families and children. Anyone interested in routes into and out of addiction will benefit from reading this book and find lots that is both innovative and inspiring." - Professor Richard Velleman, University of Bath, UK and Sangath Community NGO, India

    "With this volume, Action on Addiction has hit a winner yet again, bringing leading scholars together to apply the best science and clinical wisdom to the growing problem of addiction." - Professor Keith Humphreys, Stanford University, California; former Senior Advisor, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy; Honorary Professor of Psychiatry, King's College London