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Alcohol and Drug Misuse: A Handbook for Students and Health Professionals [Paperback]

G. Hussein Rassool
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26 Sep 2008 0415409675 978-0415409674 1

Written by an experienced author and lecturer, this five part text presents an introduction to drug and alcohol misuse and provides:

  • the context of alcohol and drug misuse, and the nature and theories of addiction, including a historical overview and policy initiatives in contemporary society
  • an overview of the problems associated with psychoactive substances and their impact on groups such as black and minority ethnic people, young people, women, older people and the homeless
  • an understanding of the generic role responses to substance misuse in a variety of different settings and contexts, including primary care, community and hospitals
  • a framework for assessment, care planning, harm reduction approach, dealing with overdose, intoxication and withdrawals, psychological and pharmacological interventions
  • an accessible and skills-oriented approach to assist students and practitioners in dealing with drug and alcohol misuse.

Alcohol and Drug Misuse takes into account current policy initiatives and practice for substance use and misuse and includes a range of pedagogical features to enhance learning. It is essential reading for nursing and health students taking substance misuse modules, as well as related CPD courses for health care professionals.

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (26 Sep 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415409675
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415409674
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 17 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 337,223 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Professor Dr. G.Hussein Rassool PhD MSc.BA FRSPH ILTM Cert. Ed. Cert. Couns. Cert. in Supervision & Consultation is Executive Director and Clinical Consultant of Sakina Counselling Centre. He is an Independent Consultant in Addiction and Mental Health for various national and international organizations. He is also the Director of Inter Cultural Therapy Centre, Mauritius (Counselling & Psychotherapy);Visiting Professor of Addiction & Mental Health, Universidade de Sao Paulo, and the Universidade de Minas Gerais, Brazil. He is also academic advisor for undergraduate and post-graduate courses at the Doha Academy.

He also has held the post of Professor of Addiction & Mental Health at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil for a number of years. He was was previously Senior Lecturer based at the Department of Addictive Behaviour & Psychological Medicine, Centre for Addiction Studies St George's Hospital Medical School (University of London), England where he was the Course Director for the MSc and Post Graduate Diploma in Addictive Behaviour (University of London). He has also worked for the National Addiction Centre (Maudsley Drug Training Unit), Maudsley Hospital London, UK.

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, educational and academic consultant. He served as a consultant on continuing professional development in various countries including United Kingdom, Mauritius, Malta, HongKong and Brazil. He is the recipient of the Florence Nightingale Foundation Scholar.

Professor Rassool is author a number of books on addiction, dual diagnosis and has published many papers and reviews on alcohol and drug misuse. His forthcoming and previous books include: Cultural Competence:Caring for Muslim patient (Radcliffe Publishing, Oxford Forthcoming); Understanding Addiction Behaviours: Theoretical and Clinical Practice in Health and Social Care, (Palgrave McMillan, Basingstoke, Hants, due May 2011; Alcohol and Drug Misuse. A Handbook for Students and Health Professionals, (Routledge, Oxford, 2009); Addiction for Nurses, (Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, 2010); Dual Diagnosis: Substance Misuse and Psychiatric Disorders. (Blackwell Science, Oxford, 2001), Substance Use and Misuse. Nature, Contexts and Clinical Interventions, ( Blackwell Science, Oxford, 1998). 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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'It is important that addiction be addressed from a global perspective. This is one of those rare books that is able to accomplish this goal. The author has traveled, lived and studied in a variety of countries and exhibits an understanding of the global nature of substance misuse and addiction. This book will be an invaluable asset to the reader's addiction reference collection.' - Professor Christine Vourakis, California State University, Sacramento and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Addictions Nursing

'This is an excellent piece of work by a well known educationalist in the field. The book is well written in such a way that everyone can learn from it. It is essential reading for all health students.' - Professor Salman Rawaf, Director of Public Health, WHO Collaborating Centre

About the Author

G. Hussein Rassool is Visiting Professor of Addiction and Mental Health at the University of Sao Paulo at Ribeirao Preto, Brazil.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Informative and enlightening 26 Dec 2010
Another book which I have enjoyed reading. Very informative and I feel like I have learnt a lot from it. The only disappointing thing about this book was that there was no information on suboxone/subutex which would have made this an ideal reference book for drug and alcohol misuse.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Like frustrated reading ? Then buy this book ! 2 Jan 2013
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For the addiction course that I'm doing at present this book was on the recommended book list so felt that it was a neccessary buy. Firstly, the price of the book was high considering the few times that I have used it. I bought a book by the same author , Understanding addiction behaviours and found that although the layout was concise, you had to search through the literature to find what you needed and some of it was repetative and only gave you a very loose overview of what you needed to know. Abit boring to read and didn't keep me as hooked as the book mentioned in this review. I like to be able to explain things simply and to the point and this book didn't help in that quest and wish I had not wasted the money on it as it will no doubt end up gathering dust on the shelf and as I've had it for several months now it is certainly not one of my well thumbed books that I have on this subject. Even if it's on a book list, check out others first and make this a last minute buy- especially for the money.
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This is a book with knowledge in it and good for those who work with drug addictive clients. Also it has statistics in it which help anyone who is studying a degree.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Guide for Nurses/students. 28 Dec 2012
By CaraC
I bought this to guide me through working in drug services and it didn't disappoint. Really easy to read and up to date. It also has a lot to offer in the way of care planning and therapeutic interventions.
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3.0 out of 5 stars not a good book for american system 18 Feb 2013
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if you are preparing for addiction boards this is not the book
it is too amateurish and simplistic
material does not flow well
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