Summary: Since the 1970s, mental-health professionals and clinical researchers have made tremendous strides in understanding and treating addictions. This volume surveys the entire field, providing both practitioners and researchers with up-to-date summaries of key findings and methods. Ideal for the lab or clinic, the book is divided into six parts: pharmacology, psychopharmacology, and pharmacophysiology of addictive substances; definitions and diagnosis; etiology, maintena ...show morence, and course of substance abuse disorders; case identification, assessment, and treatment planning; treatments, including disease model, family system, medical models, and interventions; and issues for specific populations. The book provides nearly all of the information a professional needs to treat substance abusers. It can also be used as a graduate-level textbook on addictions or to prepare for the American Psychological Association's proficiency certification exam on psychoactive substance abuse disorders.
Contributions from leaders in the field
Appropriate for graduate courses in addictions
Can be used to prepare for the American Psychological Association proficiency exam on psychoactive substance abuse disorders
Provides both practical and scholarly information for the full range of mental health professionals, from doctors and psychiatrists to social workers and nurses.
Contains almost all of the basic information a professional needs to treat substance abusers
Barbara McCrady played a key role in creating the APA's newly formed Division 50, the Division of the Psychology of Addictive Behaviors ...show less