1st Edition

Working with Substance Misusers
A Guide to Theory and Practice

Edited By

Trudi Petersen

ISBN 9780415235686
Published August 24, 2002 by Routledge
386 Pages

USD $65.95

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Book Description

Working with Substance Misusers is a practical handbook for students and those who work with people who misuse drugs or alcohol. Written by experienced teachers and clinicians, the book introduces:
* the substances themselves
* theories relevant to substance use and misuse
* the skills necessary to work with this client group
* the broad range of approaches to treatment
* particular problems of specific groups.

The reader is encouraged to read and reflect on the material in relation to their own practice. To help this process, each topic has an identified set of learning objectives. Activities designed to reinforce learning include discussion points, case studies, role plays and group exercises.

Working with Substance Misusers makes clear the connection of theory to practice and encourages a skills-based, but reflective, approach to work in this complex field. Cutting across professional boundaries, it provides both new and more experienced practitioners with a key text.

Table of Contents

Part One: Introduction 1. Some Substance of Misuse 2. Exploring Substance Misuse and Dependence; Explanations, Theories and Models 3. Working Effectively with Substance Misusers Part Two 4. Client Assessment 5. Behavioural and Cognitive Behavioural Approaches to Substance Misuse Treatment 6. Motivationally Based Interventions for Behaviour Change 7. Brief Interventions, Brief Interactions 8. Harm Minimisation 9. Twelve Step Approaches 10. Family Interventions in Substance Misuse 11. Medical Approaches and Prescribing: Drugs 12. Medical Approaches and Prescribing: Alcohol 13. Physical Health Problems 14. Relapse Prevention 15. Home Detoxification 16 Complementary or Alternative Medicine for Substance Misuse Part Three 17 A Suitable Case for Treatment - An Introduction to British Drug Policy 18. Coercion and the Criminal Justice System 19. Health Promotion, Public Health and Substance Misuse 20. Organisation of services - Putting It All Together 21. Evaluating Treatment Services Part Four 22. Dual Diagnosis 23. Women and Alcohol 24. Drug Use and Women's Reproductive Health 25. Young People 26. Anti-discriminatory Practice in Substance Misuse Work 27. Substance Misuse and Older People 28. Androgenic-anabolic Steroid Misuers Part Five 29. Case Studies

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'This book is an excellent comprehensive text for those workers new to substance misuse from a range of Professional backgrounds including nursing and medical staff, social workers, psychologists, counsellors and volunteers. It is an excellent teaching resource for teachers and trainers.' - The Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health