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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.

  • Identify the database required to assess addictive disorders.
  • Recognize objective and subjective evidence of substance use.
  • Note psychosocial indicators of substance use.
  • Understand the purpose of screening.
  • Utilize standardized screening tools.
  • Understand the components of a comprehensive assessment.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with standardized assessment tools such as the Addiction Severity Index.
  • Organize assessment to reflect ASAM PPC-2 dimensions.
  • Assessment of Addictive Disorders
  • Indicators of Substance Use
    • Objective Data
    • Subjective Data
    • Psychosocial Indicators
  • Screening
    • Purpose
    • Standardized Tools
  • Comprehensive Assessment
    • History and Physical Examination
    • Mental Status Examination
    • Substance Use/Addiction Assessment
    • Psychosocial Assessment
    • Family Assessment and the Genogram
    • Toxicology Testing
      • Urine Testing
      • Testing of Blood, Breath, and Gastric Contents
      • Hair Testing
    • Specialized Testing
  • Standardized Assessment Instruments
    • The Addiction Severity Index
    • ASAM PPC-2 Dimensions of Addiction
  • Summary
  • Related Skills Checklist
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