"How can a nurse deliver effective and compassionate health care to people who use drugs? Bevel Up ... follows a team of street nurses as they reach out to youth, sex workers and street entrenched men and women in the alleys and hotels of Vancouverâ€™s inner city. Most importantly, the nurses reflect on attitudes they bring to their work - attitudes that can make or break the relationship needed to successfully provide practical and non-judgmental health care."--container.
Divided into three sections. Topics include: concurrent disorders, past, present and future; identifying, understanding and treating concurrent disorders; providing specialized services to clients; improving existing services to better serve clients.. Book prepares addiction and mental health professionals to understand the relationship between substance use and mental health problems, and offers an array of treatment options for different combinations of co-occurring problems.