Intervening through Primary Health Care

  • Stephen Rollnick
  • Michelle Boycott


This chapter1 aims to bridge a divide in the response to substance misuse, between the addiction experts and primary health care practitioners. Both have considerable experience of substance misuse, the former for obvious reasons, the latter because the presentation of everyday health and social problems are frequently laced with the impact of alcohol and other substance misuse. The focus here will be on everyday clinical practice and how it might be improved, rather than the broader political question of whose responsibility it is to reduce the public health burden of substance misuse.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Rollnick
    • 1
  • Michelle Boycott
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General PracticeUniversity of Wales College of MedicineCardiffUK

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