Mental health and substance use

Rhonda WILSON (Editor)

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This chapter introduces the intersections between mental health care and drug and alcohol care. It addresses the implications for holistic health care needs related to dual drug and alcohol use, and concurrent mental illness. It tells the contemporary, real-life story of a person who developed an episode of psychosis following consumption of premixed alcohol and caffeine drinks. The chapter also describes change models applied to substance use and recovery, such as motivational interviewing and stages of change readiness. Both common and less common drug and their misuse affect the physical, social, cognitive and mental health dimensions of people with mental illness. Reflective exercises guide readers to consider how they will be able to promote mental health and well-being and minimise drug-related harm to individuals and communities in a practice context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMental Health
Subtitle of host publicationA Person-Centred Approach
EditorsNicholas Procter, Helen Hamer, Denise McGarry, Rhonda Wilson, Terry Froggatt
Place of PublicationNew York, United States of America
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781139699570
ISBN (Print)9781107667723
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


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