Psycho‐educational approach to addiction — a case study

Alan Steel (Drug & Alcohol Team, The State Hospital, Carstairs)
Gordon Ritchie (The State Hospital, Carstairs)

Drugs and Alcohol Today

ISSN: 1745-9265

Publication date: 1 December 2004


What hope is there for a young, unemployed man with learning disabilities and a lifetime of drug and alcohol problems? For many like this, services can prove reluctant or unhelpful due to a lack of motivation and complex needs. In this unique case study we explore the potential of a psycho‐educational approach to help Mr A increase knowledge and motivation in order to begin to regain control and confidence in his life.


Steel, A. and Ritchie, G. (2004), "Psycho‐educational approach to addiction — a case study", Drugs and Alcohol Today, Vol. 4 No. 4, pp. 30-33.

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