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Description - Understanding Addiction Behaviours by G. Hussein Rassool

Understanding addiction has never been more important, as many professionals, from counsellors and nurses, to social workers and health
psychologists, encounter addictive behaviour on a daily basis.

Looking at addiction in all of its forms, this multi-disciplinary book provides a comprehensive introduction to the substances and the activities which can lead to excessive and addictive behaviour. It discusses pharmacological addictions, including both legal and illegal substances. It also covers non-pharmacological dependencies (such as internet addiction, eating disorders, gambling and sexual addiction) which, despite their prevalence, are often absent from the literature on addiction.
Drawing on the field's broad evidence base, the book features:
  • Coverage of eleven types of addictive substances and activities, outlining signs, symptoms, adverse consequences and assessment and intervention strategies for each;
  • A range of engaging reflective activities and case studies to link theoretical discussion directly to practice;
  • Analysis of the broader context of addiction, including dual diagnosis and harm reduction, and issues relating to diversity and service provision;
  • Offering a rigorous introduction to the full spectrum of addictive behaviour, this book is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the nature of addiction for contemporary practice.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230240193
ISBN-10: 0230240194
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Red Globe Press
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publish Date: 17-Jun-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - G. Hussein Rassool

G.HUSSEIN RASSOOL Director of Inter Cultural Therapy Centre, Mauritius (Counselling & Psychotherapy) and Independent Consultant in Addiction and Mental Health for the Mauritius Institute of Health, UNAIDS, National Aids Secretariat. He is also a Visiting Professor of Addiction & Mental Health at the Universidade de Sao Paulo, and the Universidade de Minas Gerais, Brazil. He has over 40 years of experience in psychology, mental health, addiction behaviours and substance misuse fields with relevant national and international experience as a clinical and academic consultant. He is author a number of books on addiction, dual diagnosis and has published many papers and reviews on alcohol and drug misuse. He has also served on various national and international peer-reviewed journals and has published many papers and reviews on addition and mental health.

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