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Treating Substance Abuse (Third Edition)

Every primary care nurse managing a patient with substance use problems will benefit from this comprehensive and analytical text, which provides evidenced- based guidance for strategically managing patients with substance abuse problems.

The editors and contributing authors, all from strong psychology and medical backgrounds, have contributed widely to the substance misuse field.

This third edition addresses several addiction theories, theorems, therapies and research, which coincide with current treatment barriers. The chapters provide a foundation for applying theory to practice, therefore bridging the gap of effective and not so effective techniques used in substance misuse treatment. Modern-day psychological and medical techniques for managing substance use are also provided, and behavioural techniques are critically reviewed.

A formula for behavioural economics, 12-step recovery facilitation, psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy show an extensive analysis for a well thought-out case management plan.

Primary care nurses should read this book to enhance their technique on behavioural strategies, substance use treatment plans and knowledge of addiction.

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