• Marc A. Schuckit
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)


This chapter serves as an introduction to the concept of rehabilitation for alcoholism and drug abuse rather than a definitive discussion of all aspects of care. It can be read for general knowledge, for guidelines for appropriate referral of patients, as a framework for the critical evaluation of programs, or as a basis for development of your own treatment efforts. I will first present a series of general rules that (with modifications) fit rehabilitation for all substance misusers. This is followed by a discussion of guidelines specifically tailored to particular drug approaches.


Alcohol Problem Vocational Rehabilitation Substance Misuser Methadone Maintenance Therapeutic Community 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc A. Schuckit
    • 1
  1. 1.San Diego Veterans Administration Medical Center, School of MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaSan DiegoUSA

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