2. Myths, Attitudes and Confidence Skills in Addiction

  1. Professor G. Hussein Rassool PhD, MSc, BA, FRSPH, ILTM Cert. Ed., Cert. Couns., Cert. Director Visiting Professor Formerly Senior Lecturer1,2,3

Published Online: 4 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327816.ch2

Addiction for Nurses

Addiction for Nurses

How to Cite

Rassool, G. H. (2010) Myths, Attitudes and Confidence Skills in Addiction, in Addiction for Nurses, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444327816.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    Departamento de Psiquiatria e Ciências Humanas da Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

  2. 2

    Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

  3. 3

    Department of Addictive Behaviour and Psychological Medicine, Centre for Addiction Studies, St George's University of London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 15 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405187466

Online ISBN: 9781444327816



  • myths, attitudes and confidence skills in addiction;
  • myths about alcohol and drugs;
  • personal use of psychoactive substances;
  • addiction, based on our scientific understanding of addiction;
  • personal use of psychoactive substances;
  • people, and why they use drugs or continue to use drugs - being two different propositions;
  • personal use of addictive substances/activities/people/things;
  • attitudes and stigmatisation - attitude, the way we feel, think or behave towards an individual or thing;
  • Rassool Attitude Towards Substance Misusers Questionnaire (RATSMQ-10);
  • Addiction Intervention Skills Questionnaire


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Myths about alcohol and drugs

  • Personal use of psychoactive substances

  • Attitudes and stigmatisation

  • Intervention confidence skills

  • References