Treating Drinkers and Drug Users in the Community

Treating Drinkers and Drug Users in the Community

Author(s): Tom Waller, Daphne Rumball

Published Online: 17 MAR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780632035755

Online ISBN: 9780470693742

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693742

About this Book

Treating Drinkers and Drug Users in the Community 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.




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.


Key features


* Describes a wide range of treatments for young people and adults with drug and alcohol dependence

* Integrates alcohol and drug prevention and treatment

* Provides an invaluable and accessible guide for many different professionals

* Sets out assessment criteria, questionnaires, and a joint treatment framework

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Theoretical Considerations

  2. Part II: The Political Dimension

  3. Part III: Prevention and Treatment

  4. Part IV: Assessment

  5. Part V: Treatment

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