<i>Treating Drinkers and Drug Users in the Community</i> is the second book in a new collection from Addiction Press. Addiction Press was set up with the express purpose of communicating current ideas and evidence in this expanding field, not only to researchers and practising health professionals, but also to policy makers, students and interested non-specialists. These publications are designed to address the significant challenges that addiction presents to modern society.<br><p><br><p><br><p><br><p>The drugs field has undergone a phase of rapid change in recent years and all the non-medical treatment interventions for those with alcohol problems and dependence can be equally helpful for drug users. This has opened the way for unification of alcohol and drug treatment services at a clinical level, with potential for more efficient service provision and for effective interventions which can be readily adopted in a wide range of settings. Modern drug and alcohol services and all professionals working with substance users will benefit from the initiatives and procedures discussed in this book. <br><p><br><p><u></u><u>Key features</u> <br><p><br><p>* Describes a wide range of treatments for young people and adults with drug and alcohol dependence<br><p>* Integrates alcohol and drug prevention and treatment<br><p>* Provides an invaluable and accessible guide for many different professionals<br><p>* Sets out assessment criteria, questionnaires, and a joint treatment framework
"The book is going to prove to be an extremely useful resource for
clinical staff.? (Alcohol & Alcoholism, March
"Waller & Rumball's book has two outstanding features.
First, it achieves admirably its ambition of being a thoroughly
practical and eminently useful, modern guide to treatment and
preventive work with alcohol and drug users. Secondly, an accurate
empathy with the experiences of those suffering from alcohol and
drug problems and a sincere respect for them as unique individuals
is obvious on every page. For these reasons alone, the book is
highly recommended for specialists in the field and those
generalists who come into contact with alcohol and drug problems in
(Addiction, Vol 101: 1, January 2006)
Treating Drinkers and Drug Users in the Community: An
The Political Dimension: Different national
Prevention and Treatment ? not separate issues but part
of a continuum:.
Prevention and Treatment Services for Young People;Prevention
and Treatment Services for Adults.
The Therapeutic Framework;.
Understanding Behavioural and Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment
Effective Counselling For Ongoing Client Contact;.
The Nature and Timing of Care Plan Interventions;.
Everyone Needs Help to Prevent Relapse;.
Reducing Environmental Harm and Increasing Social Strength;.
Reducing Psychological Harm and Increasing Psychological
Working With Families;.
Substance Use and Mental Health;.
Physical Health Issues;.
Women Parents and Children;.
Professionally Aided Self-help,.
Twelve Step Work and the Maintenance of Abstinence;.
Further reading and references.
Glossary of abbreviations and acronyms.