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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Understanding Addiction Behaviours

Theoretical and Clinical Practice in Health and Social Care

ISBN 9780230240193
Publication Date August 2011
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

Are you looking for a book that is about more than just drugs or alcohol misuse? This comprehensive text uniquely examines both pharmacological and non-pharmacological addictions. Highlighting the multi-professional nature of work in this area, it examines current theory and research, effects, assessment and intervention strategies available.

G.HUSSEIN RASSOOL Director of Inter Cultural Therapy Centre, Mauritius (Counselling & Psychotherapy) and Independent Consultant in Addiction and Mental Health for the Mauritius Institute of Health, UNAIDS, National Aids Secretariat. He is also a Visiting Professor of Addiction & Mental Health at the Universidade de Sao Paulo, and the Universidade de Minas Gerais, Brazil. He has over 40 years of experience in psychology, mental health, addiction behaviours and substance misuse fields with relevant national and international experience as a clinical and academic consultant. He is author a number of books on addiction, dual diagnosis and has published many papers and reviews on alcohol and drug misuse. He has also served on various national and international peer-reviewed journals and has published many papers and reviews on addition and mental health. 

PART I ADDICTION AND SOCIETY
Introduction
Addiction and Society
Perspectives on Addiction
PART II PHARMACOLOGICAL AND NON-PHARMACOLOGICAL ADDICTIONS
Alcohol
Opiates
Psychostimulants
Cannabis
Hallucinogens & Other Psychoactive Substances
Synthetic Drugs: Smart or Eco Drugs & Spice
Tobacco and Nicotine
Eating Disorders
Gambling Addiction
Internet Addiction
Sexual Addiction
PART III ADDICTION IN CONTEXT
Dual Diagnosis: Addiction & Psychiatric Disorders
Addiction & Harm Reduction
Special Needs & Diversity
Service Provisions & Interventions





Reviews

'This book has been a pleasure to read and is one of the most concise substance use/addiction text books I have read in some time.Itis a comprehensive snap shot of the fast changing context of addiction and substance use. The style is fresh and lucid and deals with the contemporary issues practitioners face within the community. This book is a must read for all health and social care students contemplating working in the field of addiction and substance use.' - Darren Hill, Senior Lecturer in Social Workand Substance Use, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
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