Understanding Addiction Behaviours

Theoretical and Clinical Practice in Health and Social Care
Author: G.Hussein Rassool
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230345816
Category: Medical
Page: 288
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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 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 nonpharmacological 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.

Islamic Counselling

An Introduction to theory and practice
Author: G. Hussein Rassool
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317441249
Category: Psychology
Page: 296
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Islamic counselling is a form of counselling which incorporates spirituality into the therapeutic process. Until now there has been little material available on the subject with no one agreed definition of Islamic counselling and what it involves. There has also been a rapidly growing population of Muslims in Western societies with a corresponding rise in need of psychological and counselling services. Islamic Counselling: An Introduction to theory and practice presents a basic understanding of Islamic counselling for counsellors and Islamic counsellors, and provides an understanding of counselling approaches congruent with Islamic beliefs and practices from a faith-based perspective. The book is designed as an introduction for counsellors, its goal is to inform the reader about how the diverse roles of the Islamic counsellor fit together in a comprehensive way and to provide the guidelines that can be potentially integrated into a theoretical framework for use. The book is divided into two parts. Section one: Context and Background, and Section two: Assessment, Models and Intervention Strategies. Islamic Counselling encompasses both current theory, research and an awareness of the practice implications in delivering appropriate and effective counselling interventions with Muslim clients. It will be essential reading for both professionals and students alike.

Psychological Interventions in Mental Health Nursing


Author: Grahame Smith
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335244173
Category: Medical
Page: 195
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This book fills the gap in the market for an introductory text on mental health nurses that explores the psychological interventions used with mental health patient groups.

Conducting Substance Use Research


Author: Audrey L. Begun,Thomas K. Gregoire
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199395861
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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This book assists new and experienced scholars in planning and conducting high quality, contemporary studies for knowledge building about substance use. The target audience is individuals new to substance use as a field of study, either as novice researchers or as experienced researchers in other areas who find themselves lacking experience to address overlapping issues of substance use. Organized around a translational science framework, the contents address substance use research about epidemiology, etiology, intervention efficacy and effectiveness, and implementation of evidence-informed interventions. In addition, examples and issues are drawn from social work traditions involving multiple levels of study (organisms to large social systems), integrating biopsychosocial aspects, and adopting a lifespan perspective. The authors examine the implications for research of current "great debates" in the field and present readers with a variety of specific substance use research resources and tools. This practical "how to" guide takes the reader step-by-step through issues specific to substance use research in study design, participant recruitment and retention, measurement and analysis, and the processes involved in the dissemination, diffusion, and implementation of evidence-informed innovations. A variety of technical resources and measurement tools are provided, as are references to journals for scholars to consider both as knowledge resources and as outlets for disseminating their work. In sum, this book offers a fresh approach to conducting substance use research that is not readily available in other texts.

Choice, Behavioral Economics, and Addiction


Author: Rudolph Eugene Vuchinich,Nick Heather
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080440569
Category: Medical
Page: 438
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Choice, Behavioural Economics and Addiction is about the theory, data, and applied implications of choice-based models of substance use and addiction. The distinction between substance use and addiction is important, because many individuals use substances but are not also addicted to them. The behavioural economic perspective has made contributions to the analysis of both of these phenomena and, while the major focus of the book is on theories of addiction, it is necessary also to consider the behavioural economic account of substance use in order to place the theories in their proper context and provide full coverage of the contribution of behavioural economics to this field of study. The book discusses the four major theories of addiction that have been developed in the area of economic science/behavioural economics. They are: * hyperbolic discounting * melioration * relative addiction * rational addiction The main objective of the book is to popularise these ideas among addiction researchers, academics and practitioners. The specific aims are to articulate the shared and distinctive elements of these four theories, to present and discuss the latest empirical work on substance abuse and addiction that is being conducted in this area, and to articulate a range of applied implications of this body of work for clinical, public health and public policy initiatives. The book is based on an invitation-only conference entitled, Choice, Behavioural Economics and Addiction: Theory, Evidence and Applications held at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, March 30 - April 1, 2001. The conference was attended by prominent scientists and scholars, representing a range of disciplines concerned with theories of addiction and their consequences for policy and practice. The papers in the book are based on the papers given at the above conference, together with commentaries by distinguished experts and, in many cases, replies to these comments by the presenters.

Understanding Addiction


Author: Elizabeth Connell Henderson
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781604730272
Category: Self-Help
Page: 209
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At least one of every four people in America has had some experience with addiction--either personally or through a family member. Addiction and its consequences cost billions of dollars each year in direct medical costs, lost productivity, accidents, crime, and corruption. Yet as a disease, addiction is still largely misunderstood. Starting with the question "what is addiction?" Elizabeth Connell Henderson takes the reader through the many facets of this disorder. She examines the effects of addictive substances on the brain and reviews each of the major classes of substances. In the development of addiction, she looks at the genetic, social, and psychological factors. Henderson shows the effects of addiction on the family and guides the reader on a journey through the course of the illness and the process of recovery. Additional chapters deal with the problems associated with dual diagnosis--when addiction is accompanied by other psychiatric illnesses. Also chapters cover behavioral addictions such as compulsive overeating, pathological gambling, and sexual addiction. Covered are: Who becomes addicted and why? What are the properties of the major addictive drugs? What is the course of addiction? How does addiction affect the family? What constitutes recovery? What are the current trends in research? What organizations are available for help and how are they contacted? For the addict in recovery and for the family of the afflicted, Understanding Addiction provides crucial information to demystify this disease and provide clear guidance toward recovery. For human resource workers, attorneys, social workers, nurses, corrections officers, school counselors, and teachers, the book provides a framework of practical information for aiding individual sufferers and coping with their unique struggles.

Addictions From an Attachment Perspective

Do Broken Bonds and Early Trauma Lead to Addictive Behaviours?
Author: Richard Gill
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1781813841
Category: Psychology
Page: 160
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This outstanding book is an important collection of papers from the 2013 John Bowlby Memorial Conference by accomplished clinicians from different modalities who share their experience of working with people with different kinds of addiction. The papers bring together an in-depth understanding that addictions are a response to, and hold the pain of, broken attachments and are best treated within healthy interpersonal relationships. For a long time the person with an addiction has been seen as the problem with society being able to live in denial of the causes. These papers open up innovative and effective ways of working with people troubled by addiction from an attachment-informed perspective.Contributors: Cara Crossan, Richard Gill, Lynn Greenwood, Bob Johnson, Liz Karter, Edward Khantzian, Arlene Vetere, Kate White, Jason Wright

Encyclopedia of Canadian Social Work


Author: Francis J. Turner
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554588073
Category: Reference
Page: 468
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All of us, as Canadians, are touched throughout our lives by some aspect of social welfare, either as recipients, donors, or taxpayers. But despite the importance of the social network in our country, there has been no single source of information about this critical component of our society. Even professionals in the field of social work or social services have not had a comprehensive volume addressing the myriad features of this critical societal structure. The Encyclopedia of Canadian Social Work fills this need. Over five hundred topics important to Canadian social work are covered, written by a highly diverse group of social workers covering all aspects of the field and all areas of the country. Practitioners, policy makers, academics, social advocates, researchers, students, and administrators present a rich overview of the complexity and diversity of social work and social welfare as it exists in Canada. The principal finding from this project underscores the long-held perception that there is a Canadian model of social work that is unique and stands as a useful model to other countries. The Encyclopedia of Canadian Social Work will be an important source of information, both to Canadians and to interested groups around the world. The Encyclopedia of Canadian Social Work is available in e-book version by subscription or from university and college libraries through the following vendors: Canadian Electronic Library, Ebrary, MyiLibrary, and Netlibrary.

Hidden Addictions

Assessment Practices for Psychotherapists, Counselors, and Health Care Providers
Author: Marilyn Freimuth
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 9780765700858
Category: Psychology
Page: 269
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Many people seek treatment for life problems without knowing that the real problem is an addiction. If the patient does not report an addiction as part of the presenting problem, it is likely to remain unrecognized. This is the first book to address how to recognize and assess for undisclosed addictions in the context of health and mental health care settings.

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

A Handbook for Students and Health Professionals
Author: G. Hussein Rassool
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135249229
Category: Medical
Page: 480
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Written by an experienced author and lecturer, this five part text presents an introduction to drug and alcohol misuse and provides: the context of alcohol and drug misuse, and the nature and theories of addiction, including a historical overview and policy initiatives in contemporary society an overview of the problems associated with psychoactive substances and their impact on groups such as black and minority ethnic people, young people, women, older people and the homeless an understanding of the generic role responses to substance misuse in a variety of different settings and contexts, including primary care, community and hospitals a framework for assessment, care planning, harm reduction approach, dealing with overdose, intoxication and withdrawals, psychological and pharmacological interventions an accessible and skills-oriented approach to assist students and practitioners in dealing with drug and alcohol misuse. Alcohol and Drug Misuse takes into account current policy initiatives and practice for substance use and misuse and includes a range of pedagogical features to enhance learning. It is essential reading for nursing and health students taking substance misuse modules, as well as related CPD courses for health care professionals.

Addiction as an Attachment Disorder


Author: Philip J. Flores
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 9780765703378
Category: Psychology
Page: 345
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This work shows how to give substance abusers an attachment experience and a sense of community where they feel they are accepted and belong. Therapy, directed along the lines described, allows the person to get close to others who are accepting of him without a cost to his identity and autonomy.

Introduction to Addictive Behaviors


Author: Dennis L. Thombs,Cynthia J. Osborn
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 146251068X
Category: Psychology
Page: 418
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This widely adopted text introduces students and practitioners to major contemporary models of addiction. Assuming no prior knowledge in the field, the book shows how theory and research can offer a roadmap for effective intervention. It presents multiple perspectives on the causes and mechanisms of substance use problems, reviews their strengths and limitations, and examines their implications for helping people change their behavior. Evidence-based treatment and prevention strategies are described. Pedagogical features include: accessible style and clear organization concise end-of-chapter summaries review questions in every chapter. New to this edition: the latest research on prevention and treatment, including current data and revised discussions of genetic influences, family treatment models, and many other topics updated for DSM-5 a chapter on behavioral addictions a chapter on promoting motivation and autonomy a chapter on evidence-based practice.

Understanding Drug Misuse

Models of Care and Control
Author: Jan Keene
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137187662
Category: Psychology
Page: 208
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Key to understanding drug misuse is an awareness of the full range of models that seek to define, explain and treat the problem. This book covers the full breadth of medical, social and psychological approaches to drug use, while retaining focus on the one question which is seldom asked: What do drug users themselves think? Based on extensive research, Understanding Drug Misuse offers comprehensive analysis of the diversity of drug-related problems, interwoven with frank – and often challenging – user perspectives. Combining theory and research evidence with extracts from the author's own interviews with drug users, this insightful text explores: ■ drug use, drug dependence and discussion of maintenance versus abstinence ■ health risks, harm minimization and public health solutions ■ social harm, social exclusion, and problems of community safety and crime ■ practice implications for harm minimization, treatment, after-care and relapse prevention With practical guidance that will inform all work directly related to drug policy or practice, Understanding Drug Misuse is an essential text for all students taking modules in substance abuse and addiction studies. It also makes fascinating and fundamental reading for specialist and generic workers in the health, social care and criminal justice professions.

Principles of Addiction

Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders
Author: N.A
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123983614
Category: Psychology
Page: 958
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Principles of Addiction provides a solid understanding of the definitional and diagnostic differences between use, abuse, and disorder. It describes in great detail the characteristics of these syndromes and various etiological models. The book's three main sections examine the nature of addiction, including epidemiology, symptoms, and course; alcohol and drug use among adolescents and college students; and detailed descriptions of a wide variety of addictive behaviors and disorders, encompassing not only drugs and alcohol, but caffeine, food, gambling, exercise, sex, work, social networking, and many other areas. This volume is especially important in providing a basic introduction to the field as well as an in-depth review of our current understanding of the nature and process of addictive behaviors. Principles of Addiction is one of three volumes comprising the 2,500-page series, Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders. This series provides the most complete collection of current knowledge on addictive behaviors and disorders to date. In short, it is the definitive reference work on addictions. Each article provides glossary, full references, suggested readings, and a list of web resources Edited and authored by the leaders in the field around the globe – the broadest, most expert coverage available Encompasses types of addiction, as well as personality and environmental influences on addiction

Nursing Practice

Knowledge and Care
Author: Ian Peate,Karen Wild,Muralitharan Nair
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118496795
Category: Medical
Page: 992
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Nursing Practice is the essential, textbook to support you throughout your entire nursing degree, from your first year onwards. It explores all the clinical and professional issues that you need to know in one complete volume. Written in the context of the latest Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for Pre-Registration Nursing Education and the Essential Skills Clusters, this book covers all fields of nursing: Adult, Child, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and also Maternity care, in both acute and community settings. With full colour illustrations, and plenty of activities and user-friendly features throughout, this evidence-based text encompasses essential nursing theory and practice, providing students with information to support their success. Learning features in the book include: Hear it from the experts- tips and advice from real life nurses, patients and their carers, and student nurses Red Flags- alerting the student to potential dangers Primary Care Considerations- informs students about care issues in the community setting Fields boxes- giving further insight into other fields of nursing, making the book relevant to all fields of nursing practice Medicines Management boxes provide key information about medicines Self-assessment and activities throughout A companion website to this title is available at www.wileynursingpractice.com Here you’ll find a range of resources for both the student and the lecturer, including: Over 350 interactive multiple choice questions Flashcards Glossary Links to references and further reading Illustrations from the book Worksheets

Applied Cognitive and Behavioural Approaches to the Treatment of Addiction

A Practical Treatment Guide
Author: Luke Mitcheson,Jenny Maslin,Tim Meynen,Tamara Morrison,Robert Hill,Shamil Wanigaratne
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470661413
Category: Psychology
Page: 238
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This new book offers professionals a practical guide to the psychological treatment of all substance abuse, including tobacco, alcohol, stimulant drugs, cannabis and opiates. It focuses on CBT interventions, which have the strongest evidence base for effectiveness in treating addictive disorders. Written by an author team highly experienced in the treatment of addiction, Applied Cognitive and Behavioural Approaches to the Treatment of Addiction will be accessible to a wide range of professionals, such as specialist nurses, drug counsellors and mental health graduate workers. The author team are all at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, UK.

New Governance of Addictive Substances and Behaviours


Author: Matilda Hellman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198759835
Category:
Page: 252
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Addictions have increased markedly in contemporary societies over the past decades. As well as widely acknowledged issues surrounding illegal substance addictions, there are increasing numbers of problems related to behavioural addictions such as the use of legal substances such as antidepressants and amphetamines. These addictions are concerning for a range of public policy fields, not least, public health and social cohesion. As a result, cohesive governance of addictive substances and behaviours is paramount to future public policy. This book is based on the findings of a five year, multidisciplinary project (Addictions and Lifestyles in Contemporary Europe - Reframing Addictions Project) studying the pace and impact of addictions in Europe, and is the concluding volume in the Governance of Addictive Substances and Behaviours series. Authored by 11 leading figures in the fields of public health, psychology, sociology, psychiatry, addiction studies, epidemiology, and social and public policy, the book takes a truly comprehensive approach to the study of the current state of addiction governance in Europe and proposals for a future governance framework. No one country has yet got governance polices right. The project's outcome is a plan for the redesign of addictions governance, which includes amendments to key metrics used in research, promoting individual-level to society-level scope of understanding in policy approaches, and bringing the impact of dependency on societal well-being to the fore. New Governance of Addictive Substances and Behaviours is an unprecedented study, both in terms of international reach and scope of issues addressed. It will be a key resource for anyone with an interest in research-driven European policy change in public health and the field of addictive substances and behaviours.

Sex, Mind, and Emotion

Innovation in Psychological Theory and Practice
Author: Winifred Bolton,Janice Hiller,Heather Wood
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1780495242
Category: Psychology
Page: 320
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Recent decades have seen a decline in the emphasis on sexuality in psychoanalytic theory, whilst clinical psychology has become more involved in sexual health issues. Sexuality remains at the core of human experience and where there are psychological and psychotherapeutic treatments, there will be sexual issues to be addressed. Sex, Mind, and Emotion is a collection of predominantly clinical papers, exploring innovative work in the field. The central tenet of the book is that sexual behaviour cannot be divorced from the emotional context in which it occurs or the meaning of that behaviour to the individual and therefore no chapter is about sex without also addressing mind and emotion.The book uses a fusion of psychoanalytic, systemic and cognitive theories in conjunction with public service practice. It deals with important and relevant topics such as the treatment of sex offenders; the compulsive use of internet pornography; the psychosexual development of adolescents growing up with HIV; the psychodynamics of unsafe sex; refugees and sexuality; services for people with gender dysphoria; psychological treatment for survivors of rape and sexual assault; and loss of sexual interest.

Cultural Competence in Caring for Muslim Patients


Author: G.Hussein Rassool
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137358416
Category: Medical
Page: 336
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To meet the care needs of today's diverse patient community, healthcare professionals must learn to care in environments comprising different worldviews, communication styles and expectations. To meet this challenge, it is essential that they operate from a solid foundation of knowledge, based on high standards for cultural competence in nursing practice. Cultural Competence in Caring for Muslim Patients is designed for nurses and allied healthcare professionals. It offers a deeper insight into ways in which the Islamic faith is intertwined with patient care, and explores approaches with which to effectively address the varying healthcare requirements of a growing and diverse Muslim community. Following a clear and accessible format, the book discusses key issues including: • The identity and religious beliefs of Muslims • The ethical dimension in caring • Understanding the Muslim family system • Health considerations during fasting and pilgrimage (Hajj) What's more, case studies, activities and discussion questions throughout actively support learning and reflective practices. This insightful guide will prove a valuable asset for any nurse or healthcare professional looking to develop their understanding of how to deliver culturally compassionate and congruent care.

Promoting Health in Families

Applying Family Research and Theory to Nursing Practice
Author: Perri J. Bomar
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780721601151
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 664
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This popular resource addresses all areas of family health with an emphasis on promoting health and wellness and family self-care. Formerly known as Nurses and Family Health Promotion, this new edition is now entitled Promoting Health in Families, indicating a more proactive approach to working with families. Five new chapters reflect the changing dimensions of family health care and family life. In addition, the new edition introduces an international perspective, recognizing the commonalities of family life across cultures and features special boxes addressing family health promotion issues in Canada. Presents a unique focus on health promotion and illness prevention for families. Addresses all major areas of family life, such as culture, roles, communication, stress management, nutrition, spirituality, sexuality, and recreation. Provides a theoretical and historical perspective of family health and family nursing. Focuses on the nursing process in the discussion of family care, especially specific interventions to use when working with families. Emphasizes key information through pedagogical features such as chapter objectives and chapter highlights. A diverse contributor panel includes experts from all areas of family health, both within nursing and in other health disciplines. Unique! A new chapter, Family Health Promotion During Life Threatening Illness and End of Life (Chapter 18), addresses families experiencing life-threatening illnesses and the end-of-life stage. Unique! A new chapter, Health Promotion of Families in Rural Settings (Chapter 20), describes the unique health care issues of families who live in rural settings. Theoretical Foundations for Family Health Nursing Practice (Chapter 4) presents an overview of the theories specific to family nursing. Using the Nursing Process with Families (Chapter 10) is devoted to all stages of the nursing process as applied to families. Family Health Promotion and Family Nursing in the New Millennium (Chapter 22) discusses the state of family health at the beginning of the twenty-first century and the potential effect of current and future trends. Unique! Canadian Perspective boxes highlight family nursing care practices in Canada, providing an international Perspective. Unique! Critical Thinking Activities challenge students to apply chapter content in practice settings. Promotes family health promotion research studies in Research Synopsis boxes. Presents and discusses "real-life" family health situations through Case Scenarios boxes. Offers more assessment tools that provide guidance for nurses as they assess and determine interventions for families in their care.