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Working with Substance Users
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PART I: CONTEXT AND THEORY.- 1. Defining and Experiencing Substances.- 2. What is a Substance Problem?.- 3. Why do People Develop Substance Problems?.- 4. Cultural Trends; Social Control.- 5. Why and how do People Change?.- PART II: INTERVENTIONS IN PRACTICE.- 6. Effective Interventions, Competent Practitioners, Successful Services.- 7. Assessment and Care Planning.- 8. Motivational Interviewing.- 9. Harm Reduction; Less Intensive Treatment; Brief Interventions.- 10. Pharmacological Treatments.- 11. Interventions: Specific Approaches.- 12. Relapse Prevention, Endings and Follow Up Care.- PART III: SPECIFIC POPULATIONS.- 13. Psychological Distress and Substance Problems.- 14. Children Affected by Parental Problems.- 15. Significant Others: Adults.- 16. Young People: Substance Use and Substance Problems.- 17. Offenders and Other Involuntary Service Users.- Appendix.- Appendix: Validated Questionnaires.- Index.

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A lucid and comprehensive introduction to substance use and dependence which will define undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the field for some time to come' - Ian Paylor, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Lancaster University, UK 'This broad-ranging text provides valuable insights into effective ways of working with people who use drugs' - Peter Higgs, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, AUSTRALIA 'A treasure trove of useful advice and insights' - Neil McKeganey, Director of the Centre for Drug Misuse Research, UK

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George Allan is a qualified social worker whose career has primarily involved working in the substance problems and criminal justice fields. He recently retired from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, where he was a lecturer specialising in teaching substance problems modules. George is the chair of Scottish Drugs Forum.

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'A lucid and comprehensive introduction to substance use and dependence which will define undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the field for some time to come' - Ian Paylor, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Lancaster University, UK 'This broad-ranging text provides valuable insights into effective ways of working with people who use drugs' - Peter Higgs, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, AUSTRALIA 'A treasure trove of useful advice and insights' - Neil McKeganey, Director of the Centre for Drug Misuse Research, UK

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