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.
Treating Drinkers and Drug Users in the Community: An Overview.
The Political Dimension: Different national approaches.
Prevention and Treatment not separate issues but part of a continuum:.
Prevention and Treatment Services for Young People;Prevention and Treatment Services for Adults.
The Therapeutic Framework;.
Understanding Behavioural and Cognitive–Behavioural Treatment Approaches;.
Effective Counselling For Ongoing Client Contact;.
The Nature and Timing of Care Plan Interventions;.
Everyone Needs Help to Prevent Relapse;.
Reducing Environmental Harm and Increasing Social Strength;.
Reducing Psychological Harm and Increasing Psychological Strength;.
Working With Families;.
Substance Use and Mental Health;.
Physical Health Issues;.
Women Parents and Children;.
Professionally Aided Self–help,.
Twelve Step Work and the Maintenance of Abstinence;.
Further reading and references.
Glossary of abbreviations and acronyms.
"Waller & Rumball′s book has two outstanding features. First, it achieves admirably its ambition of being a thoroughly practical and eminently useful, modern guide to treatment and preventive work with alcohol and drug users. Secondly, an accurate empathy with the experiences of those suffering from alcohol and drug problems and a sincere respect for them as unique individuals is obvious on every page. For these reasons alone, the book is highly recommended for specialists in the field and those generalists who come into contact with alcohol and drug problems in their work."
(Addiction, Vol 101: 1, January 2006)