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Description - Drug Misuse by Jan Keene

Dealing with three different approaches to drug misuse - prevention, harm minimization and treatment - this text. provides information from drug users themselves, giving a realistic picture of the wide variety of people who use drugs and the increasing variation in the types of drugs used. It also gives a review of research and other literature on the subject. The main part of the book presents a practical guide for professionals and outlines a straightforward model of practice which should enable professionals to work in a variety of ways to meet different clients' needs. Other topics such as assessment, counselling and aftercare are also discussed. The text includes reports from more than 900 drug users giving a realistic picture of people who use drugs and insight into their motivation and problems. This comprehensive text is intended for those working in social and health care professions including occupational therapists, nurses, social workers, general practitioners, psychologists, teachers and professionals within the criminal justice system.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780412642807
ISBN-10: 0412642808
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 21mm)
Pages: 356
Imprint: Nelson Thornes Ltd
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 15-Dec-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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