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Substance use

Brief Couples Therapy
A facilitator’s manual for counsellors working in substance use settings who would like to augment their practice by seeing couples. It will also be useful for couple counsellors who would like to offer a focused program for clients with substance use issues. 

Drugs & Drug Abuse, 3rd edition
The standard reference text for anyone needing concise and clear scientific information on psychoactive drugs. The drugs discussed range from psychiatric medications to well-known street drugs such as cocaine, cannabis and heroin, and less common drugs such as ketamine, khat and peyote. 

Fundamentals of Addiction: A Practical Guide for Counsellors
An essential reference for counsellors and a comprehensive textbook for college and university level students in courses that address addictions.
A​n essential guide for all pharmacists involved in opioid agonist maintenance treatment (OAMT) and a required reference for Ontario pharmacies that dispense methadone.

Presents concepts and strategies that distinguish methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) as an area of specialization within substance use counselling. 

Methadone Maintenance: A Physician’s Guide to Treatment, 2nd Edition
Provides guidance on methadone prescribing and dispensing, and includes essential information on methadone dose tapering, drug interactions involving methadone, and more.  

An overview of methadone maintenance treatment. Valuable information for those thinking about methadone treatment, for the new client and the long-term client, and for families and friends. 
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A step-by-step program to help people cut down or stop drinking that is directed at people who experience problems related to their rinking, but who do not have a severe alcohol use disorder. 

Substance Use, Concurrent Disorders and Gambling Problems in Ontario: A Guide for Helping Professionals
A valuable resource for health and social service providers who are not specialists in addiction or mental health issues, but who need to talk about these issues with clients.  
 

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