Very helpful insight for students
A useful text for students who are interested in substance abuse.
This informative booklet covers many areas of support in substance abuse, giving advise to readers on wider reading and organisations that specify with a range of substance misuses. I will be recommending this book to be used on access to health professions programmes also.It covers areas on protocol and gives clear points as well as case studies to analyse , that any learner studying on programmes about addictions would find helpful.
The book is written for the UK context and there are several South African contextual information not reflected in the text. Very valuable overall
An excellent read, clear and concise a helpful introduction to a subject that is surrounded by mythology and rumour
Did not request this book
So clearly written you can read it for leisure!
Clear and concise.
A very useful text that provides a sound knowledge and awareness into substance misuse and the support and approaches required for successful intervention. I will use this text on the degree programmes.
The text handles key concepts in the substance misuse field comprehensively well. The style of covering the contextual history and the histories of treatment philosophies before exploring ways forward is a refreshing departure from the mainstream.
A very useful text that provides a good insight into substance misuse and the support and approaches required for successful intervention. I use this text across a range of degree programmes as it has a wide target audience.
This is an excellent text as it is UK specific and also up to date. The easy-to-read style makes it accessible to both students and tutors, and we have adopted this book as a core text on our Degree in Addictions Counselling Course. Highly recommended.
A really good introductory text, clear accessible and engaging.
This is a useful text for this cohort of students as they work with people with substance misuse
This book offers a good insight into the myriad issues involved in working with substance misusers.
Not sepecific for the units i teach on
This is a general text book that reiterates many of the basic and ongoing issues relative to understanding the past and current thinking in the Drug and Alcohol field. Whilst dissapointing in the sense that this might be seen as a lost opportunity to reconsider contemporary thinking amongst practitioners it does bring the newcomer to the field an insight to the abstinence v controlled use stance, hence I would recommend it to my students on that basis.
This is a really useful book that gives a great insight into working with substance misusers. Not essential reading as my students are midwives and therefore not all the content is relevant to their practice
This text explore the evidence to aid understanding and working with drug users.
I am going to use it as an example of using evidence to support care delivery with this group.
An excellent new book about substance abuse issues. It covers the legal framework and brings the issues up to date, with all the latest theories and ideas. An excellent addition to our library.
Not core but useful background reading for all students working in primary care
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