A Medical Officer of Health, Public Health Nurses, designer, evaluator and 2 clients describe the early intervention program designed by Capital Health in collaboration with Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission. A program to help assess drinking habits for people whose use of alcohol is starting to cause problems in their lives.
...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.
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.