By David B. Cooper

Psychological health-substance use is a fancy interrelation, with both complicated implications for people and their households, health and wellbeing pros and society. even supposing its overseas acceptance as a topic of severe significance is starting to be, transparent advice for pros on psychological health-substance use and its therapy is difficult to discover. The psychological Health-Substance Use sequence addresses this want, targeting issues, dilemmas and ideas that impression at the existence and healthiness of affected contributors and people as regards to them, and the long run course of perform, schooling, learn, companies, interventions, and therapy. Having set the scene with the 1st book's creation, this moment ebook within the sequence tackles carrier improvement: find out how to evaluation the present nation from an organization wisdom base, plan and deal with swap to supply greater providers, and proceed tracking and comparing them on an ongoing foundation. The volumes during this sequence are designed to problem strategies and stimulate debate, exploring all features of the improvement in therapy, intervention and care responses, and the adoption of research-led most sensible perform. they're crucial examining for psychological future health and substance use execs, scholars and educators

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We cannot afford to be cocooned in our belief that all individuals are the same. If this book encourages us to be wise in developing and providing services, then it has achieved its aim. If it helps us to appreciate some of the problems encountered by the individual, family and carers, we have ‘purchased the property’, and can bring about much-needed changes for the individual experiencing mental health– substance use problems. 3 REFERENCES 1 Confucius; 551–479 bc. html (accessed 9 August 2010).

25 In October 2009, Professor David Nutt, Chairman, Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (an independent scientific body established by the UK government to provide advice regarding substance use), was sacked by the UK Home Secretary after using a lecture to say that cannabis was less harmful than alcohol and tobacco. ’ Professor Nutt attacked what he called the ‘artificial’ separation of alcohol and tobacco from illegal drugs. He also said that the smoking of cannabis created only a ‘relatively small risk’ of psychotic illness.

17,18 A defining feature is the focus on the prevention of drug-related harm rather than the prevention of drug use per se. 19 Criticisms of harm reduction include: ● harm reduction keeps addicts ‘stuck’ ● it encourages drug use ● its underlying intention is to achieve drug law reform and promote the legalisation of drugs. 12 DEVELOPING SERVICES IN MENTAL HEALTH–SUBSTANCE USE In terms of the recent prohibitive and law enforcement policy focus, there has been little evidence from studies conducted in various countries that these policies have influenced either the number of drug users, or the percentage of those who are dependent.

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