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British Association of Social Workers. [Alcohol Policy UK] (2012) Mental health & substance use. Essential information for social workers. Birmingham: British Association of Social Workers. 16 p. A BASW pocket guide

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This guide seeks to support Social Workers in their practice with people who use substances and who experience mental distress. It will also be relevant for other social and health care professionals. The information in the guide should be supplemented by further reading and learning.

3 Policy framework
5 Links between mental health & substance use
6 Impact on mental health
8 Cannabis & mental health
9 Medication & mental health
10 Assessment
12 Risk assessment
13 Intervention
14 Partnership practice
15 Resources
16 Local contact information

Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Cannabis, Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction, AOD disorder
Source:Alcohol Policy UK
Date:December 2012
Pages:16 p.
Publisher:British Association of Social Workers
Corporate Creators:British Association of Social Workers
Place of Publication:Birmingham
Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Care by type of problem > Mental health care
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Social services
T Demographic characteristics > Social worker
B Substances > Cannabis / Marijuana
G Health and disease > Substance related disorder > Substance related mental disorder
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom
B Substances > Drugs and alcohol in general
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences

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