The new book Substance Abuse: Commonly Abused Substances and the Addiction Process was written by four Hopkins nurses as a comprehensive practical approach to the prevention, screening, and treatment of substance abuse.
“It’s the only book of its kind,” says lead author and assistant professor Benita Walton-Moss, DNS, CRNP. “Like the medical texts, it explores twelve drug classifications in depth. What makes it unique, however, is its intended audience-it approaches the issue of substance abuse from a nursing and social work perspective.”
With coauthors Joan Kub, PhD, RN, CS; Kathleen Becker, MS, RN, CRNP; and Kathleen Woodruff, MS, CRNP, the book was writ-ten for more than one purpose. “This book does double-duty,” says Walton-Moss. “It’s an informational resource for nurses and social workers, but they can also use it to earn continuing education credits.”
Substance Abuse can be purchased online from the Western Schools at www.westernschools.com for $49.95.