New Book Offers Substance Abuse Insight

Benita Walton-Moss Photo by Bill Denison

The new book Substance Abuse: Commonly Abused Substances and the Addiction Process was written by four Hopkins nurses as a comprehensive practical approach to the prevention, screening, and treatment of substance abuse.

“It’s the only book of its kind,” says lead author and assistant professor Benita Walton-Moss, DNS, CRNP. “Like the medical texts, it explores twelve drug classifications in depth. What makes it unique, however, is its intended audience-it approaches the issue of substance abuse from a nursing and social work perspective.”

With coauthors Joan Kub, PhD, RN, CS; Kathleen Becker, MS, RN, CRNP; and Kathleen Woodruff, MS, CRNP, the book was writ-ten for more than one purpose. “This book does double-duty,” says Walton-Moss. “It’s an informational resource for nurses and social workers, but they can also use it to earn continuing education credits.”

Substance Abuse can be purchased online from the Western Schools at for $49.95.

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