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Humeniuk, Rachel and Henry Edwards, S and Ali, Robert and Meena, S (2010) Self-help strategies for cutting down or stopping substance use: a guide. Geneva: World Health Organization.

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This guide helps patients that think that their substance use is putting them at risk of experiencing problems, to weigh up their substance use behavior and give them some ideas about how to change it.

Contents:
1 Introduction
2 How do you know if you are at risk?
3 What is a substance use problem?
4 Getting started
5 Getting support
6 Do I need to do something about my substance use?
7 What is your substance use balance sheet?
8 Are you concerned about your substance use?
9 Measuring your substance use
10 How much is too much?
11 Making a decision
12 Choosing your goal
13 Changing the way you use
14 My contract with myself
15 Moving ahead
16 High risk situations
17 Setting targets: how to stop
18 Setting substance use targets: how to cut down
19 How to cope with cravings
20 Helpful tips
21 Handling high risk situations
22 How to say no
23 Sticking to your targets
24 When things go wrong…
25 Alternatives to substance use


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