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Working with Substance Misusers: A Guide to Theory and Practice [Kindle Edition]

Trudi Petersen
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Book Description

Working with Substance Misusers is a practical handbook for students and those who work with people who misuse drugs or alcohol. Written by experienced teachers and clinicians, the book introduces:
* the substances themselves
* theories relevant to substance use and misuse
* the skills necessary to work with this client group
* the broad range of approaches to treatment
* particular problems of specific groups.

The reader is encouraged to read and reflect on the material in relation to their own practice. To help this process, each topic has an identified set of learning objectives. Activities designed to reinforce learning include discussion points, case studies, role plays and group exercises.

Working with Substance Misusers makes clear the connection of theory to practice and encourages a skills-based, but reflective, approach to work in this complex field. Cutting across professional boundaries, it provides both new and more experienced practitioners with a key text.


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About the Author

Trudi Petersen is a Nurse and a Research Practitioner for Pembrokeshire and Derwen NHS Trust Mental Health Services.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1310 KB
  • Print Length: 387 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0415235677
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (29 Jun. 2005)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000PLXCT0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #380,048 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Book for work in substance misuse 8 May 2003
Format:Paperback
If you working in substance misuse in the UK, and especially if you are taking the RCGP certificate in substance misuse, then this book is for you. It details the whole of substance abuse and treatment as it applies to the UK. Too often, the books in this field are written in the US, and detail practice in the US, which whilst valuable is not always relevant to UK preactice. The various chapters are written by specialists in the field, such as John Strang, Michael Gossop, Duncan Raistrick. Spend nineteen quid and buy this book - you won't regret it
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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is the best 25 Mar. 2004
By Fizz
Format:Paperback
Ok, heres the background, I had a job interview for that job I really wanted, working on the substance misuse team of a local authority, this book helped me get that job, what more can I say?
The book is very easy to read, set out in a really logical manner.
You would think so much information in one book would be daunting, but that is not the case, if you work in this field, or intend to I highly recommend this book its worth every penny.
It covers all aspects and is set out in 5 parts;
THE FIRST covers the basics,drug effects,why do some people misuse substances etc.
THE SECOND covers the care and treatment of substance misusers, such as interventions, harm minimisation and relapse prevention.
THE THIRD covers organisational and policy issues, such as coercion and the criminal justice system, health promotin and organisation of services.
THE FOURTH covers some specific populations, such as women and alcohol, young people and anabolic andogenic steroid misusers.
THE FIFTH covers case studies.
All in all definately worth buying.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent purchase 10 Oct. 2003
Format:Paperback
This book is one of the easiest most relevant substance misuse book I have come across. It is comprehensive and relevant to the novice and the experience clinician a must to have on your shelf and to challenge your own practice and skills. If you only buy one book this just may be the one to get. It is fantastic to see UK research and even references to Northern Ireland. Well Done!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Working with substance misusers 7 Feb. 2011
Format:Paperback
Excellent book for students starting out in this field. Well set out with easy to follow language. This book has been invaluable in my first year of a foundation degree in drug and alcohol counselling.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Basic 3 Mar. 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I found this book a good basic guide to substance misuse and was informative about inter-agency working and what you might expect if you are entering this field of work. A good buy for somebody interested in working with substance abusers.

It arrived on time and in good condition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a great book 3 July 2009
By Nicci B
Format:Paperback
This is a great book for people working with people with substance misuse issues as well as those interested for more personal reasons. It is easy to read and very informative.There are sections covering everything you need to know as a starting post. Well worth the money!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Book for work in substance misuse 8 May 2003
Format:Paperback
If you working in substance misuse in the UK, and especially if you are taking the RCGP certificate in substance misuse, then this book is for you. It details the whole of substance abuse and treatment as it applies to the UK. Too often, the books in this field are written in the US, and detail practice in the US, which whilst valuable is not always relevant to UK preactice. The various chapters are written by specialists in the field, such as John Strang, Michael Gossop, Duncan Raistrick. Spend nineteen quid and but this book - you won't regret it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 21 Jun. 2011
By Hayl
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I got this book when starting a new job in substance misuse. It's very easy to read and simple to understand. Terminology isn't too technical and the chapters are relevant and really useful.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great information for my line of work as a substance ...
Fast delivery..great information for my line of work as a substance misuse worker
Published 3 months ago by kelly diamont
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
as advertised
Published 6 months ago by Mel_Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant book: would definitely recommend
Speedy delivery, well packaged, brilliant book: would definitely recommend.
Published 9 months ago by MRS annette lawrence
5.0 out of 5 stars Handy but not in depth
Good book for an introduction to substance misuse. Handy to have (especially in a work setting) but not overly thorough if needed for in depth learning on substance misuse
Published 14 months ago by Shauna80
5.0 out of 5 stars Decent book covering this field
Helpful book to anyone working in this field. I have used it a few times to help with uni work . It covers quite a few different areas of substance misuse.
Published 15 months ago by rob
5.0 out of 5 stars Working with substance misusers
Excellent ingormation. Unbiased and informative learning. Helped me and accompanied my level 2 ncfe course. Up to date and easy to follow and understand
Published 18 months ago by louis
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent purchase!
This is an invaluable book, both in my work and in my study I was delighted to find this excellent copy and be able to purchase it. Thank you.
Published on 26 Jan. 2013 by ian mc donald
5.0 out of 5 stars Working with Substance Misusers
I received the book very quickly and in perfect condition and am very pleased with it. I already knew that the book itself was exactly what I wanted. Many thanks.
Published on 15 July 2009 by Mrs. J. A. Scott
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