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Addictions : A Comprehensive Guidebook - 99 edition

Addictions : A Comprehensive Guidebook (ISBN10: 0195114892; ISBN13: 9780195114898)
ISBN13: 978-0195114898
ISBN10: 0195114892

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

Edition/Copyright: 99
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year Published: 1999
International: No

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