Substance Abuse

A Comprehensive Textbook

Author: Joyce H. Lowinson

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781734745

Category: Medical

Page: 1421

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The premier text on substance abuse and addictive behaviors is now in its updated and expanded Fourth Edition, with up-to-the-minute insights from more than 150 experts at the front lines of patient management and research. This edition features expanded coverage of the neurobiology of abused substances, new pharmacologic therapies for addictions, and complete information on “club drugs” such as Ecstasy. New sections focus on addiction in children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly and women’s health issues, including pregnancy. The expanded behavioral addictions section now includes hoarding, shopping, and computer/Internet abuse. Includes access to a Companion wesbite that has fully searchable text.

A Parent's Guide to Substance Abuse and Addiction

Author: Kellena Page

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 145660953X

Category: Education

Page: 131

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A Parents Guide to Substance Abuse and Addiction: provides a necessary education on what the main substances of abuse are, how they are used, how addiction occurs, and the resulting physical, psychological, and legal consequences. This concise and factual guide is a useful reference for both parents and their teens. Its main purpose is to educate and open a pathway of communication, trust, and respect between parents and their teens about drug and alcohol abuse and how and why addiction occurs. It arms teens with vital knowledge about the pitfalls and possible dangers of substance abuse so that they can make educated choices throughout their teenage years and beyond.

Adolescents, Alcohol, and Substance Abuse

Reaching Teens through Brief Interventions

Author: Peter M. Monti,Suzanne M. Colby,Tracy O'Leary Tevyaw

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 146250597X

Category: Psychology

Page: 350

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This volume reviews a range of empirically supported approaches to prevention and treatment of adolescent substance use problems. The focus is on motivationally based brief interventions that can be delivered in a variety of contexts, that address key developmental considerations, and that draw on cutting-edge knowledge on addictive behavior change. From expert contributors, coverage encompasses alcohol skills training; integrative behavioral and family therapy; motivational interviewing; interventions for dually diagnosed youth; Internet-based education, prevention, and treatment; and applications to HIV prevention. The volume is extensively referenced and includes numerous clinical illustrations and vignettes.

Ethnocultural Factors in Substance Abuse Treatment

Author: Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462505910

Category: Psychology

Page: 447

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This book presents a culturally informed framework for understanding and treating substance abuse problems. From expert contributors, chapters cover specific ethnocultural groups in the United States, including Americans of African, Native American, Latino, European, Middle Eastern, and Asian descent. Authors examine how ethnocultural factors may affect a person's attitudes toward alcohol and other drugs, patterns of substance use, reasons for seeking treatment, and responsiveness to various interventions. Themes addressed include the impact of migration and acculturation issues, spiritual values and traditions, family structures, gender roles, and experiences of prejudice and discrimination. Featuring a wealth of illustrative clinical material, the book makes concrete recommendations for more competent, effective assessment and intervention. It also guides clinicians toward greater awareness of the ways their own ethnocultural backgrounds may affect their interactions with clients.

Youth and Substance Abuse

Author: Kathryn Daley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319336754

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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This book provides a sociological examination of young people’s pathways into, and out of, substance abuse. Drawing from in-depth, life-history interviews with over sixty young people who have experienced problematic drug use, the author uses participants’ narratives to throw light on the relationship between trauma and issues such as homelessness, crime and self-injury. Contesting the view that substance abuse is either a medical issue or individual failing, the book examines the wide variety of factors which lead to youth substance abuse such as extreme poverty and other structural factors. Whilst it does not overlook individual agency, the rich descriptions from young people's oral histories show us that the contexts in which agency was exercised, was often considerably constrained by significant structural forces. The sociological concept of 'situated choice', which is used to explain and understand how people make choices within their individual context, is used throughout the book as we witness young people wrestling to escape intergenerational disadvantage. The book will be of interest to scholars and students of Social Work, Social Policy, Youth Studies, Sociology and Health Studies.

Lowinson and Ruiz's Substance Abuse

A Comprehensive Textbook

Author: Pedro Ruiz,Eric C. Strain

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1605472778

Category: Medical

Page: 1074

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"A comprehensive, authoritative text on all aspects of substance abuse and addiction medicine. Scientific topics such as the biology of various addictions and all dimensions of clinical treatment and management are addressed by a wide range of leading contributors. Behavioral addictions are addressed also, so the text is not solely devoted to specific substances and their misuse"--Provided by publisher.

Substance Abuse

A Patient Centered Approach

Author: Michael Floyd

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781857759129

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

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This text demonstrates how the patient-centered clinical method can assist clinicians to learn how to diagnose this complex psychosocial disorder.

Preventing Substance Abuse

Interventions that Work

Author: Michael J. Stoil,Gary Hill

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461304172

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Preventing Substance Abuse is an informal guide to successful programs for treating specific substance abuse problems, identifying their origins, implementation, outcomes, and, where possible, contacts for obtaining additional information. The emphasis is on information documented from outcomes of successful interventions rather than on theories of what should work or what works under experimental conditions. Key features include easy-to-follow charts and graphs and an appendix summarizing the National Structured Evaluation (mandated by Congress) of substance abuse prevention.

Women and Substance Abuse

Gender Transparency

Author: Sally J. Stevens,Harry K. Wexler

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780789003867

Category: Psychology

Page: 277

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In Women and Substance Abuse: Gender Transparency you'll see what can be done to aid women in some of the world's hardest hit substance abuse hubs, including Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and New Haven, Connecticut. Filled with timely research and practical solutions, this volume shows you what you can do to aid the tremendous and immediate need for specialized interventions in the lives of women. Women and Substance Abuse considers many of the variables in the lives of women who abuse drugs--race, choice of drug, HIV risk, and drug treatment history--and gives you line-by-line proof of the need for custom-tailored harm reduction strategies for addicted women who are and who aren't engaged in drug treatment therapy. In addition, you'll see why frequent cocaine use, current physical and sexual abuse, and concerns relating to children can alter the success of therapies and treatments. Overall, this unique volume will broaden your understanding of the subject by covering: gender differences in risk for gonorrhea infection risk factors for women who trade sex for drugs and money the role of physicians and prenatal care providers of substance abusing women how drug treatment programs can be more multifacted to include planning, prenatal care, and parenting skills prison-based therapeutic communities long-term residential treatment for women with children, pregnant women, and women without children For every unique woman with a drug problem, there is a unique treatment. Women and Substance Abuse turns away from the lost cause of blanket treatments and takes you into the world's slums and inner-city ghettoes, where the faces of addiction are as diverse as the women who bear its debilitating burdens. You'll see women's drug addiction for what it is--a montage of suffering and pain that only individual and specialized care can cure.

Combining Substance Abuse Treatment with Intermediate Sanctions for Adults in the Criminal Justice System

Author: Anna Marsh

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788175955

Category: Self-Help

Page: 101

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A Treatment Improvement Protocol prepared to facilitate the transfer of state-of-the-art protocols and guidelines for the treatment of alcohol and other drug (AOD) abuse from acknowledged clinical, research, and administrative experts to the Nation's AOD abuse treatment resources. Includes: introduction and purpose; an overview of the criminal justice system; the AOD abuse treatment system; combining AOD abuse treatment and intermediate sanctions; issues in combining treatment and intermediate sanctions; planning: approaches for developing policy; and ethical and legal issues. Bibliography. Costing issues. Cultural competence.

Parenting and Substance Abuse

Developmental Approaches to Intervention

Author: Nancy E. Suchman,Marjukka Pajulo,Linda C. Mayes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019974310X

Category: Medical

Page: 534

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Parenting and Substance Abuse is the first book to report on pioneering efforts to move the treatment of substance-abusing parents forward by embracing their roles and experiences as mothers and fathers directly and continually across the course of treatment.

Substance Abuse and Dependence in Adolescence

Epidemiology, Risk Factors and Treatment

Author: Cecilia Essau

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781583912638

Category: Psychology

Page: 247

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Substance Abuse and Dependence in Adolescence addresses general issues related to substance abuse disorders, epidemiology, comorbidity, course, outcome and risk factors, the prevention and intervention of substance abuse and dependence.

Substance Abuse

From Principles to Practice

Author: David M. McDowell,Henry I. Spitz

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780876308899

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

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Features information on drug abuse, presented as part of the allHealth.com resource of iVillage, Inc. Includes articles, news stories, message boards, and online chat groups.

Adolescent Substance Abuse

New Frontiers in Assessment

Author: Ken C. Winters

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0789035057

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 114

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This book presents up-to-date research on the assessment, intervention and treatment of alcohol and drug use behaviours in adolescents, using screening tools developed for this purpose.

The Substance Abuse Handbook

Author: Pedro Ruiz,Eric C. Strain,John Langrod

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781760454

Category: Psychology

Page: 518

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The Substance Abuse Handbook succinctly presents the most clinically relevant information from Lowinson, Ruiz, Millman and Langrod's Substance Abuse: A Comprehensive Textbook, Fourth Edition. In a user-friendly format, this portable handbook provides all the information health care professionals need to diagnose and treat addictive disorders and associated medical conditions. Major sections cover etiological factors, substances of abuse, compulsive and addictive behaviors, evaluation and diagnostic classification, treatment modalities, management of associated medical conditions, substance abuse in children, adolescents, and the elderly, women's issues, special groups and settings, models of prevention, training and education, and policy issues.

Treating Substance Abuse

Theory and Technique

Author: Scott T. Walters,Frederick Rotgers

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462502571

Category: Medical

Page: 436

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Widely adopted, this state-of-the-art work is grounded in the best available knowledge about substance abuse and its treatment. The editors and contributors are leading authorities who provide a complete introduction to each of today's major evidence-based treatment approaches -- from conceptual underpinnings to clinical applications. The third edition has been revised and updated to reflect significant advances in research, theory, and technique. Entirely new chapters cover the biology of substance use disorders, treatment in primary care settings, and case management. The third edition retains the structure that makes the book so popular as a course text and practitioner resource. Following an introductory overview, paired chapters focus respectively on the theory and practice of each approach, including motivational, contingency management, cognitive-behavioral, 12-step, family, and pharmacological models. Theory chapters explain basic assumptions about how people develop, maintain, and recover from substance use disorders and concisely review the research support for each approach. Practice chapters then offer a start-to-finish view of treatment, covering such crucial topics as the therapeutic relationship, assessment procedures, goal setting, the sequencing of interventions, how "denial" and "resistance" are addressed, the role of self-help groups, and strategies for preventing and dealing with relapse. Illustrative case examples are included. The volume concludes with three chapters on integrating different techniques to meet patients' needs in a range of clinical settings. Written for a broad audience, this book is an essential text for courses in substance abuse treatment and addiction counseling. Experienced substance abuse clinicians -- including clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatric nurses, counselors, and psychiatrists -- will find it a valuable reference for staying up to date on current treatment approaches.

Treating Substance Abuse, Third Edition

Theory and Technique

Author: Scott T. Walters,Frederick Rotgers

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462502695

Category: Psychology

Page: 436

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This state-of-the-art text and clinical resource captures the breadth of current knowledge about substance abuse and its treatment. For each of the major evidence-based treatment approaches, a chapter on basic assumptions and theories is followed by a chapter on clinical applications, including illustrative case material. Expert contributors cover motivational, contingency management, cognitive-behavioral, 12-step, family, and pharmacological approaches. Concluding chapters discuss effective ways to integrate different treatments in a range of clinical settings. New to This Edition*Reflects significant advances in research and clinical practice. *Chapter on the biology of substance use disorders. *Chapter on an additional treatment setting: primary care.*Chapter on case management.

Family recovery and substance abuse

a twelve-step guide for treatment

Author: Joseph Nowinski

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: 9780761911104

Category: Medical

Page: 187

View: 9781

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This book details a structured, research-based approach to working with the significant others of substance abusers. The approach, called `Unilateral Family Therapy', offers partners and family members hope not only of improving their own mental health, but also teaches how to restructure their relationship to the substance abuser in ways which could enhance the substance abuser's motivation to change and lead him or her to treatment.

Preschoolers and Substance Abuse

Strategies for Prevention and Intervention

Author: Bruce Carruth,Pedro J Lecca,Thomas D Watts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131782301X

Category: Psychology

Page: 112

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Find remarkable prevention and treatment strategies for preschool-age children of substance abusers in this informative volume. It provides an overview of the various problems exposure to substance abuse can cause for preschool children. Because of the strong influences parents have on their children, early childhood is a critical time for intervention to counteract the damaging effects of alcohol and drug abusing parents. Research shows that attitudes about alcohol and other drugs are already formed by junior high school level, and senior high school is too late for significant attitude change. Preschoolers and Substance Abuse promotes preschool age as the ideal time to apply strategies that will aid the family in building the self-esteem, trust, autonomy, and initiative necessary to protect the child from further problems caused by addictive parents. Intervention strategies are presented in a succinct manner, making them easy for practitioners, health officials, government officials, and family members to put into immediate practice. This book offers a unique approach to substance abuse, treating it as a community and societal problem rather than an individual problem. Intervention and treatment strategies are geared toward the substance abuse problem itself as well as how it impacts children and family systems. The harmful impact of alcohol or drug abusive parents is evaluated for all stages of childhood development, from pre-natal influences through infancy and the preschool years. Some of the harmful results of alcohol and drug abuse affecting preschool children addressed in this volume include violence, sexual abuse, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and intra-uterine exposure to drugs. The authors outline a comprehensive list of imperatives for a future agenda to protect preschool children from suffering the consequences of their parents’substance abuse. Public health officials, decision makers, practitioners, and legislators will find a series of policy recommendations including increased research, substance abuse training for child care workers, increased outreach and education for expectant mothers, and community-based outreach programs to insure ethnic or socioeconomic sensitivity and appropriateness.