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(p. 3) Introduction and Plan for This Workbook 

(p. 3) Introduction and Plan for This Workbook
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(p. 3) Introduction and Plan for This Workbook
Author(s):

Dennis C. Daley

, and Antoine Douaihy

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190926670.003.0001
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date: 24 October 2020

In this workbook, the authors provide information about substance use problems, recovery, relapse, professional treatments available, and mutual support programs. Substance use problems are problems with alcohol, tobacco, or any other type of drug. Problems may show in binge drinking, drug misuse (using illicit drugs, using other people’s prescription drugs with addiction potential, mixing drugs or drugs and alcohol in ways that are risky) or a substance use disorder (SUD). Although there are differences among the various substance use problems, there are also many similarities. The goals of this chapter are to become aware of current trends in substance use, misuse, and substance use disorders; to learn the multiple factors contributing to a substance use problem; to identify the different paths and benefits to recovery; to understand the benefits of using this workbook in therapy or counseling; and to learn the importance of keeping records and completing recovery worksheets.

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