By G. Hussein Rassool

ISBN-10: 1405187468

ISBN-13: 9781405187466

ISBN-10: 1444327828

ISBN-13: 9781444327823

Habit for Nurses is a complete textbook for college students, explaining the position of the nurse at each one degree of intervention. Early chapters strategy the topic from sociological, historic, and cultural views, overlaying major issues comparable to the character of habit, its social context, and habit conception. The ebook then offers very important information regarding all of the major components of dependancy (nicotine, alcohol, opiates, hashish, psychostimulants, and hallucinogens), with scientific and sensible assistance on popularity, evaluation, and therapy intervention suggestions.

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The Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy for England (Prime Minister ’s Strategy Unit 2007) is a coherent strategy that sets out the government’s aims for reducing Addiction and Society ■ 31 alcohol-related harm and costs of alcohol misuse. The strategy recognises the need for coordination of services and commits to working within the ‘Models of care’ framework on integrated care pathways. It also has a series of measures that aim to tackle alcohol-related disorder in town and city centres, improve treatment and support for people with alcohol problems, clamp down on irresponsible promotions by the industry, and provide better information to consumers about the dangers of alcohol misuse.

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Individuals have their own reasons not to be involved in alcohol and drug use. Experimental users can be described as those who have used drugs, legal or illicit, on a few occasions. By definition, anyone’s initial use of a drug, alcohol or tobacco smoking is experimental (Rassool 1998). The choice of drug used depends on factors such as availability, social marketing, reputation of the drug, subculture, fashion and peer group influence. The motivating factors include curiosity, a desire to share a social experience, anticipation of effects, availability and value for money (cost of drug).

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