Chapter 5. Reducing Drug-Related Harm Among Mentally Ill People

  1. Dr Peter Phillips PhD, MSc, RMN, PGCAP, FHEA senior lecturer honorary lecturer member specialist1,
  2. Dr Olive McKeown PhD, MSc, Dip N, CELTT, Cert Obst, RMN, RGN visiting lecturer specialist lecturer practitioner senior lecturer2 and
  3. Tom Sandford BSc (Hons), Dip N, RGN, RMN executive director policy adviser regional director general manager Head member3
  1. Dr Peter Phillips PhD, MSc, RMN, PGCAP, FHEA senior lecturer honorary lecturer member specialist

Published Online: 9 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314571.ch5

Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context

Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context

How to Cite

Phillips, P. (2009) Reducing Drug-Related Harm Among Mentally Ill People, in Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context (eds P. Phillips, O. McKeown and T. Sandford), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314571.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 1

    City University London, UK

  2. 2

    St George's University, London, UK

  3. 3

    Royal College of Nursing, London, UK

Author Information

  1. City University London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180092

Online ISBN: 9781444314571

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Keywords:

  • reducing drug-related harm among mentally ill people;
  • evidence-based approaches in care and management of individuals;
  • harm reduction approaches and substance use and misuse;
  • harm reduction approaches and mentally ill individuals;
  • Carey's (1996) approach - ‘meeting users where they are at, with no hard and fast rules’;
  • Michael's situation - using harm reduction approaches;
  • dual diagnosis and harm reduction;
  • drug role in mental illness development;
  • harm reduction with drug users

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Interventions and approaches

  • Harm reduction

  • Using harm reduction approaches with mentally ill individuals

  • Dual diagnosis and harm reduction: the future?

  • Conclusion

  • References