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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Seminars in Alcohol and Drug Misuse

Edited by Jonathan Chick & Roch Cantwell

Price: £13.50

College members' price: £12.15

Published: 1994

Format: paperback

Number of pages: 256

ISBN: 9780902241701

Part of the College Seminars Series.

Psychiatric complications of alcohol and drug misuse must be recognised and treated confidently. This book provides information to meet the needs of practising psychiatrists and will be useful to physicians, psychologists and social workers. A clear review of the aetiology, epidemiology, treatment and prevention of dependence on and misuse of alcohol and illicit and prescribed drugs is presented. With a balance of theory, recent research and practical clinical guidelines, the book covers specific and common problems in mental health as well as in general medicine.


  • Dependence: concepts and definitions. J. Chick & R. Cantwell.
  • Illicit drug use: aetiology, epidemiology and prevention. M. Farrell & J. Strang.
  • Illicit drug use: clinical features and treatment. J. Strang & M. Farrell.
  • Dependence on prescribed and socially tolerated substances. J. Marks.
  • Epidemiology and primary prevention of alcohol misuse. B. Ritson.
  • Aetiology of alcohol misuse. C. Cook.
  • Alcohol misuse: clinical features and treatment. R. Cantwell & J. Chick.
  • The cognitive-behavioural approach to the management of addictive behaviour. B. Saunders.
  • Psychiatric syndromes associated with drug and alcohol misuse. J. S. Madden.
  • Medical aspects of drug and alcohol misuse. T.G. Dinan & K. O'Flynn.
  • Organising treatment services for drug and alcohol misusers. S. Unnithan, B. Ritson & J. Strang.


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