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Substance Misuse and Associated Health Problems
Practical Guidance for General Practice

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ISBN 9781846197703
January 1, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
300 Pages

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Book Description

This book provides evidence-based, pragmatic and practical guidance for primary care and substance misuse services. Covering the major substances used in the UK, it also considers associated health problems and the needs of some of the most vulnerable groups in our society where substance misuse is a significant contributor. It puts sound advice well within the grasp of all those involved in delivering care in substance misuse settings. Essential reading for anyone who wants to improve the care they deliver to some of the groups in society with the greatest needs.

Table of Contents

General introduction. Practical management of people with opioid dependence. Alcohol. Physical health. Mental health. Psychosocial interventions. Specific substances. Specific groups

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Euan Lawson is a General Practitioner, with special focus on community drug clinics. Dr Lawson serves as Deputy Editor of the British Journal of General Practice, and as Editor-in-Chief at the Harm Reduction Journal.Dr Lawson writes the Clinical Update for Substance Misuse Management in General Practice (SMMGP) – a bi-monthly 3,000 word summary of new research on substance misuse issues relevant to primary care. He has contributed a regular column for the Medical Protection Society in their publication Practice Matters.In the field of medical education, Dr Lawson serves as Director of Community Studies at Lancaster Medical School. Whilst undergraduate education is his core role, this has recently expanded into postgraduate education – he’s currently the Chairman of the RCGP Cumbria Faculty and a Faculty Representative on the RCGP Council. He has also delivered a regular clinical update session at the RCGP/SMMGP annual drug and alcohol conference. From 2006 to 2014 Dr Lawson was the GP Appraisal Lead at Cumbria PCT.