Enabling dependent drug users: A cognitive behavioural assessment

Buchanan, Julian (1991) Enabling dependent drug users: A cognitive behavioural assessment.

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Abstract

Based upon six years social work practice with dependent drug users in Mersey side, the author introduces the broad principles of a cognitive behavioural approach, and then integrates this theoretical understanding to a highly specific area of practice, - assessing dependent drug users. Assessment is discussed in detail and using examples the article provides a much needed model of good practice. The approach is based upon a risk reduction philosophy and is underpinned by cognitive behavioural principles. The article offers a comprehensive outline from which a practitioner could follow and conduct an assessment. Importantly, the process seeks to empower clients, redressing the balance by returning to them responsibility for their future, thus enabling them to set their own targets and plans without coercion from the worker.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Metadata only available from this repository. This article was published in the Practice Journal by Routledge Taylor and Francis in 1991. The published article is available to purchase online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09503159108414271or free to read at http://www.scie-socialcareonline.org.uk/repository/fulltext/0005989.pdf
Keywords: Drugs, CBT, Cognitive, Behavioural, Assessment, Substance, Use, Misuse, Addiction
Divisions: ?? GlyndwrUniversity ??
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:13
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 20:05
URI: http://glyndwr.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/92

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