Alcohol and Drug Misuse
A Handbook for Students and Health Professionals
By (author) G. Hussein Rassool
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Alcohol and Drug Misuse by G. Hussein Rassool
Book DescriptionWritten by an experienced author and lecturer, this five part text presents an introduction to drug and alcohol misuse and provides: * the context of alcohol and drug misuse, and the nature and theories of addiction, including a historical overview and policy initiatives in contemporary society * an overview of the problems associated with psychoactive substances and their impact on groups such as black and minority ethnic people, young people, women, older people and the homeless * an understanding of the generic role responses to substance misuse in a variety of different settings and contexts, including primary care, community and hospitals * a framework for assessment, care planning, harm reduction approach, dealing with overdose, intoxication and withdrawals, psychological and pharmacological interventions * an accessible and skills-oriented approach to assist students and practitioners in dealing with drug and alcohol misuse. Alcohol and Drug Misuse takes into account current policy initiatives and practice for substance use and misuse and includes a range of pedagogical features to enhance learning. It is essential reading for nursing and health students taking substance misuse modules, as well as related CPD courses for health care professionals.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415409674
(246mm x 174mm x 28mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - G. Hussein Rassool
G. Hussein Rassool is Visiting Professor of Addiction and Mental Health at the University of Sao Paulo at Ribeirao Preto, Brazil.
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