By G. Hussein Rassool
Habit for Nurses is a complete textbook for college students, explaining the position of the nurse at each one degree of intervention. Early chapters method the topic from sociological, old, and cultural views, masking major subject matters resembling the character of habit, its social context, and habit conception. The booklet then offers important information regarding all of the major parts of habit (nicotine, alcohol, opiates, hashish, psychostimulants, and hallucinogens), with scientific and functional advice on popularity, review, and remedy intervention concepts.
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Addiction for Nurses by G. Hussein Rassool