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
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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.
Current: Under development:
Specific laboratory investigations for assessment and management of drug
of drug problems (1999) by Wolff K et al., Advances in Psychiatric Treatment,