• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

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.

Social Problems
Social problems
  • Recognize the influence of social problems on the development, treatment, and outcomes of addictive disorders.
  • Address the problems caused by worker alcohol and drug use.
  • Acknowledge the relationships among education, unemployment, and addiction.
  • Recognize the impacts that poverty and excess can have on addiction.
  • Identify the impacts of housing problems such as homelessness and unsafe neighborhoods on addiction.
  • Acknowledge the high correlation between addictive disorders and legal problems.
  • Consider social problems when developing treatment goals and aftercare plans with clients.
  • Identify actual and potential social strengths in the client recovery environment.
  • Collaborate with other health and human service providers and professionals to treat clients and families who are adversely affected by social problems.
  • Advocate for prevention of social problems that contribute ...
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