Treating Drug Abusers provides a clear, practical guide to current approaches in the treatment of drug-taking. Written by practitioners for practitioners, it takes a psychological perspective to the problem. The authors include detailed case studies of particular treatments, focusing on, among other things, relapse and its prevention, family therapy, and the transmission of the HIV virus.
`Lively and stimulating throughout ... will be of enormous assistance to those struggling to offer better defined therapeutic help to clients alongside harm minimisation.' - The International Journal of Drug Policy
`A substantial contribution to the literature ... it should be of considerable assistance to all social workers who seek to extend their knowledge and skills in working with problem drug-takers.' - Social Work Today
`Recommended for its thoughtful advocacy of psychological interventions in community settings.' - British Journal of Addiction
'soundly referenced, up to date, reasonably priced and will fill a gap in the market. I, therefore, confidently recommend its purchase for health studies libraries or workers in the field.' - Nursing Standard