The Mental Health-Substance Use series provides clear guidance for professionals on this complex and increasingly recognised field. It concentrates on the concerns, dilemmas and concepts that impact on the life and well-being of affected individuals and those close to them, as well as the future direction of practice, education, research, services, intervention, and treatment. This volume is primarily about caring for individuals and families who turn to professionals at a time when their lives are unmanageable alone, but is also concerned with the care that these professions extend to their own members. It contends that these issues are closely interrelated, with appropriate communication and support being key to both. Its chapters draw from a variety of theories and treatments to provide practical advice on the challenge of providing appropriate care tailored to a wide scope of individuals and families. The volumes in this series are designed to challenge concepts and stimulate debate, exploring all aspects of the development in treatment, intervention and care response, and the adoption of research-led best practice. They are essential reading for mental health and substance use professionals, students and educators.

chapter 1|8 pages

Setting the scene

ByDavid B Cooper

chapter 2|10 pages

Accessing services

ByKim Moore

chapter 3|12 pages

Improving access to psychological interventions

ByShona McIntos

chapter 4|10 pages

4Caring for the family

ByAlison Sadler

chapter 5|21 pages

Caring for Indigenous people

ByCharlotte de Crespigny, Scekar Valadian

chapter 6|12 pages

Early intervention with young people

ByIan Wilson

chapter 7|15 pages

Engaging the individual and family

ByDavid Watkins, Francis McCormick, Rosemary Cuff

chapter 8|17 pages


ByBrian R Rush, Saulo Castel

chapter 9|28 pages


ByMichael Adams, Gemma Stacey- Emile

chapter 10|15 pages

Brief intervention

ByKarl V Robins, David A Hingley

chapter 11|26 pages

Integrated motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural intervention

ByMichael Fitzsimmons, Christine Barrowclough

chapter 12|13 pages

Cognitive behavioural integrated treatment (C-BIT)

ByDerek Tobin

chapter 13|14 pages

Pharmacological management

ByCynthia MA Geppert, Kenneth Minkoff

chapter 14|13 pages

Complementary and alternative therapies: magic, mystery or fact?

ByJe Kan Adler-Collins

chapter 15|14 pages

Pain management

ByPeter Athanasos, Rose Neild, Charlotte de Crespigny, Lynette Cusack