One of the originators of the alcohol/drug team model assesses its strengths and aggravations.
Multi disciplinary teamwork in the drugs field protects workers against their own strong emotional reactions to patients, helps them resist external pressures, and prevents burn out. However, staff need to be adequately trained and psychologically suited to this way of working. Careful selection, preferably by the team is essential. Different professional backgrounds and skills can lead to conflicting therapeutic approaches.
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