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Preface half 1: evaluation of Substance Misuse & coverage projects 1. creation to Substance Use & Misuse 2. Self-Awareness and angle three. ancient review four. Theories of habit five. Nature of dependancy 6. coverage projects & technique in Alcohol and Drug half 2: Psychoactive elements 7. Alcohol eight. Opiates nine. hashish 10. Stimulants: Amphetamines, Cocaine & Khat eleven. Hallucinogens 12. Anabolic Steroids, Amyl and Butyl Nitrite, Hypno-Sedatives, unstable components, Over-The-Counter-Drugs, shrewdpermanent & Eco medicinal drugs thirteen. Nicotine habit half three: distinct matters & Populations 14. Blood-Borne Infections 15. Alcohol and Drug Use in girls sixteen. Psychiatric issues & Substance Misuse (Dual prognosis) 17. Alcohol and Drug Misuse in Black and Ethnic Minority groups 18. weak humans: aged & Homelessness 19. youth: Alcohol and Drug Misuse half four: position, Prevention & concepts for swap 20. well-known function according to Alcohol & Drug Misuse 21. Prevention & wellbeing and fitness schooling methods to Substance Misuse 22. concepts in supporting humans to alter 23. operating with range: Cultural Competence half five: Care making plans & Intervention techniques 24. Framework for evaluate & Screening 25. Care making plans, Implementation & overview 26. Psychosocial & Pharmacological Interventions 27. damage aid procedure 28. Intoxication & Overdose: overall healthiness Interventions 29. Drug Misuse: Pharmacological & Psychosocial Interventions 30. Alcohol Misuse: Pharmacological & Psychosocial Interventions 31. Smoking Cessation: well-being Interventions.Chapter 32: Competence & expert improvement

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Others may think or feel differently about substance misusers – for example, that most alcohol or drug misusers are unpleasant to work with or the penalties for drinking and driving are too lenient. Attitudes are influenced by a variety of factors, including past experiences (positive and negative), knowledge, education, context of the situation, and cultural and religious factors. Changing attitudes are a complex problem as an individual’s attitudes may be closely tied to their personal values, belief system or important aspects of their self-identity (Wood 2000).

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For example, people can have a good (or positive) attitude towards their working with alcohol and drug misusers, usually meaning that they feel good about their work and their roles in working with this client group. Others may think or feel differently about substance misusers – for example, that most alcohol or drug misusers are unpleasant to work with or the penalties for drinking and driving are too lenient. Attitudes are influenced by a variety of factors, including past experiences (positive and negative), knowledge, education, context of the situation, and cultural and religious factors.

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