Substance Misuse Jobs on Social Work and Care Jobs

Substance abuse, also known as drug abuse, is a patterned use of a substance (drug) in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods neither approved nor supervised by medical professionals. Substance abuse/drug abuse is not limited to mood-altering or psycho-active drugs.

The primary role of the substance abuse nurse is to provide emotional support and administer any required medications to patients attempting to overcome substance abuse. This means that the nurse must not only possess the necessary technical skills, but also the empathy to be able to deal with people who have reached an emotional low point. Understanding and patience are key personality traits that can determine the success of a substance abuse professional.

Advanced education is necessary to become a substance abuse nurse. A degree in nursing is essential, and medical technician training is also useful since nurses will often need to administer medication. Psychological training is also useful since nurses will need to be able to communicate with and gain the support of a patient's family members in order to aid in the recovery process. An in depth understanding of the effects of substance misuse and the needs of individuals is critical. Additionally strong communication skills are required as working on a one-to-one basis is a regular occurrence.

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Nurse Practitioner - Alcohol

South West England Jobs
Service Care Solutions
Aug 13, 2012
At Service Care Solutions we are committed to finding the best candidates and placing them into their ideal role, we offer competitive rates and provide a personal service to help you find your way. we currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Nurse practitioner - community alcohol, experience...

Drug and Alcohol Worker

East Anglia Jobs
Action First
Jul 23, 2012
  My client is currently seeking a drug and alcohol worker who has experience in managing a case load of clients with drug and alcohol dependencies. As a drugs worker you will be required to conduct initial assessments and develop treatment plans accordingly. Further, you will be req...
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