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The Disease Model of Substance Use Intervention

The Disease Model of Substance Use Intervention

Service provision and support for substance users are broadly based on four different models or approaches: the disease model that views dependency [...] Read more

Theories of Substance Use Interventions

Theories of Substance Use Interventions

There are often seen as four related sociological theories about common social processes that may underlie effective psychosocial treatments for [...] Read more

Is an 'Event Horizon' Looming in Public Services?

Is an 'Event Horizon' Looming in Public Services?

When astonomers discuss black holes they often talk about the 'Event Horizon'. The event horizon of a black hole marks the dark region in space where [...] Read more

The Relationship between Drugs and Crime

The Relationship between Drugs and Crime

The following post will explore four theories relating to the links between drugs and crime: the 'drug use causes crime' model; the 'crime causes [...] Read more

The Alliance in PBDT - Part 3

The Alliance in PBDT - Part 3

The Therapeutic Alliance in Prison-Based Drug Treatment This post explores the personal factors that were reported to influence therapeutic [...] Read more

The Alliance in PBDT - Part 2

The Alliance in PBDT - Part 2

The Therapeutic Alliance in Prison-Based Drug Treatment This second post in the series explores the procedural factors that were reported to [...] Read more

The Alliance in PBDT - Part 1

The Alliance in PBDT - Part 1

The Therapeutic Alliance in Prison-Based Drug Treatment This series of three posts will provide an overview of the findings from my Doctoral research [...] Read more

Learning Disability and Problematic Substance Use

Learning Disability and Problematic Substance Use

For the purposes of this post the term ‘learning disability’ will be used to refer to people with a significantly reduced capacity to understand new [...] Read more

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