Seminars in Alcohol and Drug MisuseBMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6971.69a (Published 07 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:69
- Karen Williams
Ed Jonathan Chick, Roch Cantwell-Gaskell/Royal College of Psychiatrists, £13.50, pp 246ISBN 0 902241 70 2
As a psychiatrist pursuing a career with special responsibility for treating substance misuse, I am often asked to justify my decision by friends and colleagues who seem to think that all substance misusers are manipulative, lying psychopaths who are totally unresponsive to their treatment—which, given the self inflicted nature of their condition, they probably don't deserve.
I am sure that this opinion is widely …