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Substance Abuse : From Princeples to Practice - David McDowell

Substance Abuse

From Princeples to Practice

Paperback Published: 1st January 1999
ISBN: 9780876308899
Number Of Pages: 250

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The use of substances, both natural and manufactured, is a worldwide practice that spans the length of human history. Whether for the purpose of enhancing mood, altering consciousness, or promoting spiritual enlightenment, these substances are often abused, leading to psychological, physical, spiritual, and societal harm. Because of its wide-ranging impact, substance abuse is a significant and complex phenomenon affecting the lives of just about everyone. This book offers a comprehensive, yet condensed, overview of this enormous field of study in an attempt to help all interested readers in the field of human health and understand the different facets of this ever-growing problem.
"Substance Abuse" is designed as a "one-stop shopping" tool for anyone interested in or affected by this problem. It provides detailed discussions that include the history, chemistry, biology, epidemiology, and salient characteristics of the most important substances of abuse. The authors provide clear and comprehensive explanations of available treatment options and address important social issues connected to substance abuse. The book is an important source of practical, up-to-the minute information, making it a necessity for anyone who must have ready access to accurate, concise information regarding substance abuse.

"This book is a concise, straight-forward and comprehensive outline of the addictions field . . .." -Stephen L. Dilts, President, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

Introductory Principles
The Language of Substance Abuse
Historical Perspectives
Neurobiology of Addiction
Neurobiology of Addiction
Physiology of Addiction
Genetic Factors
Epidemiology of Substance Abuse
Major Substances of Abuse
Club Drugs - MDMA (Ecstasy), Ketamine, GHB, and Rohypnol
Evaluation and Early Treatment
The Initial Interview and Screening
The Emergency Management of Acute Drug Intoxication
The Evoluation From Addiction to Recovery
Psychosocial Treatment Approaches to Substance Abuse
The Intervention
Individual Psychotherapy for Substance Abuse
Twelve Step Programs
Group Psychotherapy
Family Therapy
Network Therapy
The Therapeutic Community
Pharmacology and Medical Model Treatments
Pharmacological Treatments of Substance Abuse
Policy Issues
Drugs in the Workplace
Drugs and the Law
Prevention and Education
Special Populations and Special Considerations
Children of Substance Abusers
The Elderly
The Co-Dependent Relationship
Gay and Lesbian People
The Health Care Professional
Women's Issues
Common Questions About Substance Abuse
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ISBN: 9780876308899
ISBN-10: 0876308892
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 1st January 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 18.03  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1