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Alcohol Awareness Week

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The Outrun by Amy Liptrot

The Outrun by Amy Liptrot

At the age of thirty, Amy Liptrot finds herself washed up back home on Orkney. Standing unstable on the island, she tries to come to terms with the addiction that has swallowed the last decade of her life. As she spends her mornings swimming in the bracingly cold sea, her days tracking Orkney's wildlife, and her nights searching the sky for the Merry Dancers, Amy discovers how the wild can restore life and renew hope.

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Working with Substance Users by George Allan

Working with Substance Users by George Allan

With a strong emphasis on the core skills needed for practice, this up-to-date and accessible text provides a complete guide to working with substance users and their relatives. It covers the nature of problematic use and introduces theories as to why people experience substance problems and why people change. The book moves on to examine a number of effective interventions and how they can be applied, including assessment and care planning, pharmacological treatments and cognitive behavioural therapy.

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Working with drug and alcohol users : A guide to providing understanding, assessment and support by Tony White

Working with drug and alcohol users : A guide to providing understanding, assessment and support by Tony White

Using transactional analysis theory, the author explains why some people use substances, exploring different personality types, and covers the basic components of drug counseling. The book then outlines different counseling techniques used to treat and manage substance users, using transactional analysis models. These include motivational interviewing, harm reduction counseling, drug use ambivalence work and relapse process work. A chapter on teenage drug users is also included.

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Supporting people with alcohol and drug problems : making a difference by Sarah Galvani

Supporting people with alcohol and drug problems : making a difference by Sarah Galvani

Supporting people with alcohol and drug problems addresses the current gap in social work and social care education. It provides a combination of research evidence, policy frameworks, and practical hints and tips for good social work practice. Based around practice examples supplied by social workers from both adults' and children's social care, it combines knowledge with action. It also provides an important introduction to the evidence base on assessment, intervention and partnership working with specialist substance use colleagues.

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Counselling for alcohol problems by Richard Velleman

Counselling for alcohol problems by Richard Velleman

This revised and updated third edition is a highly practical guide to the steps that counselors can take on a day-to-day basis to help those who have problems with their use of alcohol. It is the key book recommended by most alcohol counseling courses in the Uk, including the Scottish national alcohol counselors training scheme.

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Blackout : remembering the things I drank to forget by Sarah Hepola

Blackout : remembering the things I drank to forget by Sarah Hepola

A memoir of unblinking honesty and poignant, laugh-out-loud humor, BLACKOUT is the story of a woman stumbling into a new kind of adventure-the sober life she never wanted. Shining a light into her blackouts, she discovers the person she buried, as well as the confidence, intimacy, and creativity she once believed came only from a bottle. Her tale will resonate with anyone who has been forced to reinvent themselves or struggled in the face of necessary change. It's about giving up the thing you cherish most-but getting yourself back in return.

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Alcohol and drug misuse : a handbook for students and health professionals by G. Hussein Rassool

Alcohol and drug misuse : a handbook for students and health professionals by G. Hussein Rassool

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.

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ABC of alcohol by Alex Paton (Author), Robin Touquet (Editor)

ABC of alcohol by Alex Paton (Author), Robin Touquet (Editor)

Although doctors are mainly concerned with the physical or psychological problems of individual drinkers, the wider social consequences of alcohol misuse are just as important. Fully revised and updated, this fourth edition of the ABC of alcohol contains new sections on the impact of alcohol on Accident and Emergency departments and surgical practice as well as the potential dangers of the interaction of alcohol and legal and illegal drugs.

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Overcoming problem drinking. A self-help guide using cognitive behavioral techniques by Marcantonio Spada

Overcoming problem drinking. A self-help guide using cognitive behavioral techniques by Marcantonio Spada

Up to a quarter of the UK population is currently believed to misuse alcohol. This first self - help book aimed specifically at problem drinking uses an approach based on real clinical practice, first to recognize alcohol misuse and then, using proven Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques, to show the drinker how to turn the tables and regain control of alcohol consumption. For anyone who feels alcohol is beginning to rule their lives, this is an indispensable guide, combining the expertise of psychologists and those working in the medical profession. It also shows how to enlist the help of friends and family.

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