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Drug and alcohol education for consumer workers and caregivers: a pilot project assessing attitudes toward persons with mental illness and problematic substance use

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Cleary, M and Hunt, GE and Malins, G and Matheson, S and Escott, P, Drug and alcohol education for consumer workers and caregivers: a pilot project assessing attitudes toward persons with mental illness and problematic substance use, Archives of psychiatric nursing, 23, (2) pp. 104-10. ISSN 0883-9417 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2009 Elsevier Inc

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.apnu.2008.05.004

Abstract

With the development of peer support networks in the mental health system, formal training should be provided regarding the adverse effects of substance use. Four educational workshops were conducted with caregivers and consumer workers to increase their knowledge and confidence to support people with a dual diagnosis. Workshops were evaluated through presurvey and postsurvey. The workshops were well received, and postworkshop, participants reported fewer negative attitudes toward people with a dual diagnosis and increased understanding and knowledge regarding substance misuse. This study highlights the effectiveness of targeted workshops for caregivers and consumer workers and advocates that nurses take a more active role in educational projects involving stakeholders.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:mental health, substance misuse
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Mental Health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:108399
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-04-19
Last Modified:2016-05-25
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