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Books by Phil Harris

 

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Drug Induced

“Those who spend their time in labs…may find it useful as a kind of Gideon Bible to keep by their bedsides to remind them of the higher things that those with addiction problems will often need.” Journal of Mental Health. 

Drug Induced is an anthology of published articles that explore a wide range of critical issues in substance misuse.  This includes the history of treatment, challenges core assumptions such as genetics and presents new considerations in terms of treatment models and dual diagnosis.

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Russell House Publishing

£15.99

Empathy for the Devil

 

"I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it is a great read." The Psychologist

 

Empathy for the Devil describes the necessary skills to support adults with drug and alcohol problems through effective change. It begins by mapping intoxication and dependency and links this to assessment and care planning approaches.  It then explores critical skills in supporting change from initial motivation to recovery.  

All the major evidenced-based interventions are described such as motivational interviewing, solution focussed therapy and relapse prevention. However, these interventions are connected to the natural remission research which indicates when and how these skills can be used most effectively.  

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Russell House Publishing

£24.95

The Concerned Other:  Clinical Manual

 

"... a beginning to the end and all points in between manual. It is a welcome addition to the toolkit for working with those affected by a family member's drug and alcohol use." British Journal of Social Work

The Concerned Other:  Clinical Manual offers a complete treatment programme for those supporting concerned others with a loved one's drug or alcohol use.  Section 1 offers a review of the existing research on concerned others, different approaches to supporting them and an explanation of the programme presented.

 

Section 2 offers a complete programme of intervention.  With comprehensive assessments for concerned others, the manual offers worksheets in order to support the concerned other to:

 

  • Motivate a loved one into treatment

  • Support a loved one in treatment

  • Reduce their own stress and anxiety

  • Improve the quality of their own lives

Free PDF versions of the assessments and worksheets are available for those that purchase the book.  

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Russell House Publishing

£49.95

The Concerned Other: Theory

 

"Focuses on what the concerned other can do and provides a very specific tool to do it, providing an overt challenge that awakens us brusquely to the great potential for change that exists within a highly crucial relationship..." Child Abuse Review

Many readers reported that Section 1 of the Concerned Other:  Treatment Manual may be helpful to those who did not want a complete treatment programme.  The theory book here describes concerned other's needs, interventions, evidence and theoretical approaches to those who do not want to purchase a complete Clinical Manual.  

The Concerned Other: Theory reviews the hardships placed on concerned others, rival definitions and validity of concepts such as co-dependency and the evidence base for supporting concerned others.  It describes how families are not the impartial observers of substance misuse problems but are central to driving motivation to change and enter treatment. It also provides an overview of the key themes in the clinical manual in how to best support concerned others in their own right. 

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Russell House Publishing

£16.95

Youthoria

 

“This is a unique book which is arguably unrivalled in scope  ..This is a work of wisdom and scholarship cleverly combined with a great deal of useful and practical information... It is intellectually challenging but always an easy read.”  British Journal of Social Work

Young people are not adults.  However, the substance misuse field has found it difficult to articulate what these differences are and what they mean for prevention and treatment. Youthoria examines young people substance misuse from a developmental perspective, demonstrates that these problems occur at very specific moments in the life course and follow a very predictable course into adulthood.

Based on this, Youthoria shows how substance misuse involvement interacts with development itself, defines how young people's substance misuse differs from that of adults and presents a clear vision of what this means for effective prevention and treatment.  As such, it demonstrates how youth orientated services can re-align themselves to be more effective with the most vulnerable youth.

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Russell House Publishing

£27.95

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Tackling Causes and Consequences of Health Inequalities: A Practical Guide for Clinicians.

 

FORTHCOMING SEPTEMBER 2019

The Carrot or the Stick?

It is a fact of everyday work in safeguarding children - including child protection, family support, domestic violence, youth justice - that many practitioners and managers struggle to engage clients who resist involvement with services that are needed or offered, often with wearying and dispiriting effect on everyone.


The carefully selected chapters in this book offer systematic and evidence-based approaches to work with all such clients in all relevant circumstances. They are 'no-nonsense' approaches that will fit with practice wisdom and practice realities. They consider work with clients who: actively seek help in solving problems and in achieving personal goals; only accept services when legally mandated or institutionalized; show varying degrees of motivation at different times, towards different services, or within their family or group.

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Russell House Publishing

£49.95

Secret Lives

 

Secret Lives is the sister volume to Substance Misuse and Child Care. It offers new and challenging insights into the task of working with children and young people who are affected by substance misuse, particularly those who are brought up in substance misusing households or beginning to misuse substances themselves in this context.

 

The nature and incidence of the misuse of substances are a source of increasing concern within our society. The debate about the appropriate response to that misuse often only considers the user of that substance. This work concerns the impact that misuse has on the children who live with the user, who are so often the forgotten population in the substance misuse system.

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Russell House Publishing

£16.95

Tackling Causes and Consequences of Health Inequalities

 

People living in the most deprived areas of the United Kingdom will live lives up to fifteen years shorter than those in the most affluent areas and can expect to spend seventeen more of those years in ill health than their richer neighbours. 

 

This book is for healthcare workers and their wider teams working in areas of deprivation and more broadly, with the aim of addressing the causes and consequences of health inequalities. The book includes educational resources on health inequalities and the social determinants of health as well as focused areas on specific health issues in deprivation and excluded populations. Each chapter aims to enable practitioners with practical means to improve outcomes for their patients. Domains covered go beyond health into the psychological, financial and social aspects of well-being and will be applicable to those working in primary and secondary care and beyond. The book will cover the breadth of subjects identified by Royal College of General Practitioners’ work to formulate a curriculum for health inequalities. The book aims to deliver a concise but comprehensive overview of the key issues in health inequalities and, most importantly, how practically to address them.

More details to follow.

Published by Taylor Francis .