A practical guide to harmful substance use that will provide new knowledge, insight and ideas for dealing with drug and alcohol problems across the spectrum. With its focus on research findings, best practices and real-life stories, Addictionary strips away the myths and stigma of addiction and provides a clear-eyed, pragmatic look at a complex and difficult issue.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 134-139) and index.
Appendix A: Guide to the Drugs; Appendix B: Assessment Tools; Appendix C: Sample Workplace Policies; Appendix D: How to Talk to Users
...Teaches the core principles and skills needed to care for patients whose barriers to healthcare are due to lack of insurance[US] and/or accessible services, or based on culture, education, age, inadequate transportaton, poor English language skills, homelessness, immigrant status, chronic disease, mental illness, substance abuse, or HIV.
This one-of-a-kind resource teaches the core principles and skills needed to care for patients whose barriers to healthcare are due to lack of insurance and/or accessible services, or based on culture; education; age; inadequate transportation; poor English language skills; homelessness; immigrant status; chronic disease; mental illness; substance abuse; or HIV. Time-saving boxed inserts establish main points, provide practical "pearls" and help locate valuable community resources.
Contents: Chronic Pain as Disease: the Pathophysiology of Disordered Pain -- Reliable Care Through the Activity Paradigm for Back Problems -- Headache -- Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia -- Neuropathic Pain -- Pharmacological Treatment of Pain -- Injection Based Analgesic Therapies -- Treating Pain Without Pills: an Integrative Approach to Complementary and Alternative Modalities -- Motivating Behavior Change in Patients with Chronic Pain -- Disability Management in Primary Care -- Psychosocial Factors in Chronic Pain Patients: When to Refer -- Addiction in Pain Management -- Protecting Your Practice: Appropriate Documentation for Pain Management -- Medical Board and Drug Enforcement Administration Investigations: How to Handle an Injury -- Disability Management Issues for an Injured Worker with Low Back Pain.