Drug and alcohol assessment. MRCPsych addiction psychiatry seminar series Dr Stuart McLaren 2 nd March 2012. Engagement – the first step. What is engagement? Building a working relationship Showing that you care Working towards mutually acceptible goals Building rapport Building trust
Drug and alcohol assessment
MRCPsychaddiction psychiatry seminar series
Dr Stuart McLaren
2nd March 2012
What is engagement?
Aim of assessment is:
Tailor to circumstances:
All patients should have:
Use of investigations in the diagnosis and management of alcohol use
disorders (1999) by Drummond C & Ghodse H, Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 5, 366-375.
Specific laboratory investigations for assessment and management of drug
of drug problems (1999) by Wolff K et al., Advances in Psychiatric Treatment,