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This article aims to share a way of working with adolescents who have problems with drugs and alcohol. I work in an adolescent mental health team. My role, as a drug and alcohol worker in Child and Adult Mental Health Services (CAMHS), provides a bridge between the two services.
Many people who use psychoactive drugs (including alcohol) do so with little or no adverse consequences. However, some people’s use becomes so regular, or of such a quantity, that it causes problems.
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Drug-rape cases rare in A&ESubscription
Most A&E patients claiming to have had a drink ‘spiked’ with sedatives do not test positive for drug misuse, according to UK researchers.
A&E missing opportunity to tackle alcoholSubscription
Just 32 of the 191 major accident and emergency departments in England have access to an alcoholhealth worker or clinical nurse specialist in the area, according to survey findings.
Abusive drunks should pay for A&ESubscription
Abusive drunks should be charged for treatment in A&E units, the Liberal Democrats have said.
The benefits of an alcohol liaison nurse in an acute hospital
Crackdown on free drinks at RCN CongressSubscription
The RCN wants to ban free alcohol from many events at its next annual congress, in line with the wider public health agenda.
An alcohol specialist nurse service has been praised by the government's financial watchdog for making significant cost savings through improvements in care.