Understanding and Working with Substance Misusers explores the complex nature of addiction and the challenges involved in responding effectively through policy and practice. It examines the biopyschosocial elements of addiction to substances (including alcohol) and, draws together key research findings from these fields to present a new framework for integrating theory and practice. This book fills the need for a text which makes the complex issues surrounding substance misuse accessible to both students and practitioners.
- Chapter 1: Drugs and Drug Users in Context
- Chapter 2: The Policy Context and Legal Framework
- Chapter 3: From Disease to Dependency Syndrome
- Chapter 4: Harm Reduction Approaches
- Chapter 5: The Psychological Revolution
- Chapter 6: The Genetic Revolution and Disease Theory Revisited
- Chapter 7: Interventions and Equivocal Outcomes
- Chapter 8: Complex Adaptive Systems: A New Paradigm for Working with Addiction?
- Chapter 9: Pulling It All Together: An Extended Case Study