XWe have detected your location as outside the U.S/Canada, if you think this is wrong, you can choose your location.

Macmillan Higher Education Celebrating 20 years of Macmillan Study Skills

Cart

Continue Shopping
All prices are shown excluding Tax
The submitted promocode is invalid
* Applied promocode: ×

Important information on your ebook order

Understanding Addiction Behaviours

Theoretical and Clinical Practice in Health and Social Care

Author(s):
Publisher:

Red Globe Press

Pages: 288
Downloads:

Flyer
MCQs (ZIP folder)
True or False questions (ZIP folder)

Sample chapter

Further Actions:

Recommend to library

AVAILABLE FORMATS

Paperback - 9780230240193

15 August 2011

$45.99

Free Shipping

In stock

Ebook - 9780230344563

17 June 2011

$38.99

In stock

All prices are shown excluding Tax

Understanding addiction has never been more important, as many professionals, from counsellors and nurses, to social workers and health
psychologists, encounter addictive behaviour on a daily basis.

Looking at addiction in...

Show More

Understanding addiction has never been more important, as many professionals, from counsellors and nurses, to social workers and healthpsychologists, encounter addictive behaviour on a daily basis. Looking at addiction in all of its forms, this multi-disciplinary book provides a comprehensive introduction to the substances and the activities which can lead to excessive and addictive behaviour. It discusses pharmacological addictions, including both legal and illegal substances. It also covers non-pharmacological dependencies (such as internet addiction, eating disorders, gambling and sexual addiction) which, despite their prevalence, are often absent from the literature on addiction. Drawing on the field's broad evidence base, the book features: 

  • Coverage of eleven types of addictive substances and activities, outlining signs, symptoms, adverse consequences and assessment and intervention strategies for each; 
  • A range of engaging reflective activities and case studies to link theoretical discussion directly to practice; 
  • Analysis of the broader context of addiction, including dual diagnosis and harm reduction, and issues relating to diversity and service provision;
  • Offering a rigorous introduction to the full spectrum of addictive behaviour, this book is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the nature of addiction for contemporary practice.

Show Less

  • Introduces a broad range of addictions behaviours including different substances, alcohol and tobacco, but also eating disorders, sexual, gambling and internet addictions
  • Written in a clear and accessible manner, it introduces theory, current research and advice for treatment and intervention 
  • A companion website offers interactive activities and further resources to engage readers and aid lecturers

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

Add a review

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...

Show More

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. 

Show Less

New Publications 

Best Sellers