• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

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.

The Policy Context and Legal Framework
The policy context and legal framework

For most countries there is a range of laws and policies that will impinge upon the control and supply of drugs. It is important that both the practitioner and the academic are familiar with these as drug use is a factor that all professions working within welfare and caring jobs will come across, and very often at an interface ...

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