Integrated Approaches to Drug and Alcohol Problems: Action on Addiction provides a pathway through the field of addiction, giving a clear description of points along that path, from the beginning of problematic use of drugs and alcohol, to treatment, support, recovery and reintegration in society.
The book illustrates the principle of integrated approaches to tackling the rise in problems with addiction. Practical applications of these approaches are demonstrated in the work of UK charity Action on Addiction, one organisation which has been influenced by, and contributed to, the research and practice of the authors. The interventions illustrated within Integrated Approaches to Drug and Alcohol Problems demonstrate how the findings of international research can be brought together to provide effective services for individuals, families and communities suffering from addiction-related problems.
Some of the foremost internationally recognized addiction researchers, clinicians and trainers from the UK, USA and Canada have contributed chapters to this book. It will be of interest to all those working in the field of drug and alcohol addiction, including counsellors and therapists, as well as GPs, nurses and public health officers. Integrated Approaches to Drug and Alcohol Problems will also have general appeal to anyone studying Psychology and Mental Health courses at undergraduate or postgraduate level, plus those affected by addiction.
Dr Willm Mistral, BSc, MSc, PhD, is an independent research consultant. Previously he was an honorary senior research fellow at the University of Bath, UK, where for many years he led a research team focused on substance use and mental health. Willm has published numerous papers in mental health and addiction journals.
Foreword Graham Beech Preface & Acknowledgements Willm Mistral List of Contributors Part One Routes to Addiction 1 From Substance Use to Addiction Willm Mistral 2 My Story of Addiction and Recovery Geri Lettle Part Two Action for Individuals 3 SHARP Intensive Day Treatment Tim Leighton 4 Residential Treatment: countering the chaos of addiction Kirby Gregory Part Three Action for Families and Young People 5 M-PACT: supporting families affected by parental substance misuse Lorna Templeton 6 FAMILIES: you don't have to be addicted to suffer from addiction Nick Barton 7 Young People and Substance Misuse: the power of personality Maeve O'Leary-Barrett & Patricia J Conrod Part Four Action for Policy and Practice 8 Reducing Deaths from Opiate Overdose: Take-Home-Naloxone Rebecca McDonald, Rhian Hills, Carole Hunter, Kirsten Horsburgh, Andrew McAuley, Rosie Mundt-Leach, Sarah Small & John Strang 9 Management of Alcohol Use Disorders in the UK Ed Day & Mandip Jheeta 10 New Drugs, Old Responses?Willm Mistral 11 Improving Addiction Workforce Skills Devin Ashwood & Jane Rowley 12 Reducing Alcohol-related Harm among Young People Willm Mistral Part Five Routes to Recovery 13 Twelve-Step Mutual-Help Organizations and Facilitation Interventions John F Kelly & Brandon G Bergman 14 Recovery Advocacy in America William L White Part Six An Integrated Approach to Addiction 15 Action on Addiction - the Charity Nick Barton