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American Journal of Nursing, 2001 Book of the Year Award in Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Building upon generic concepts and skills of caring and helping, this book provides a foundation for addiction practice by health and social services professionals. Chapters emphasize the knowledge considered essential in every area, and each chapter identifies the skills required and suggests topics for further study.

Dual Disorders
Dual disorders
  • Recognize that individuals with addictive disorders are at increased risk for mental disorders.
  • Recognize that individuals with mental disorders are at increased risk for addictive disorders.
  • Be familiar with the prevalence of dual disorders.
  • Assess the adverse psychological effects of client sub-stance abuse.
  • Assess clients with Axis I DSM-IV symptoms of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and psychotic disorders.
  • Assess clients with Axis II DSM-IV symptoms of personality disorders or mental retardation.
  • Realize that complex client needs, separate treatment systems, and clinicians’ differing treatment philosophies challenge treatment.
  • Participate in sequential, parallel, or integrated treatment.
  • Collaborate with health and human service providers and professionals to treat clients with dual disorders.
  • Dual Disorders
  • Prevalence
  • Adverse Psychological Effects of Drug Abuse
    • CNS Depressants
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