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Concepts of Chemical Dependency

Concepts of Chemical Dependency - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0534357559

Cover of Concepts of Chemical Dependency 4TH 99 (ISBN 978-0534357559)
ISBN13: 978-0534357559
ISBN10: 0534357555
Edition: 4TH 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 1999
International: No

Concepts of Chemical Dependency - 4TH 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534357559

Harold E. Doweiko

ISBN13: 978-0534357559
ISBN10: 0534357555
Edition: 4TH 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 1999
International: No

This comprehensive book shatters the myths, misconceptions, and misinformation about drugs in our society and has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the current explosion of information regarding the understanding, identification, and treatment of addictive disorders. Doweiko offers detailed coverage of the most commonly abused chemicals and their effects, covering a single facet of a drug or alcohol problem in each focused chapter.

  • Basic pharmacology, included early in the text (Chapter 3), helps students understand why drugs of abuse work the way they do.
  • Chapters 4 through 16 concentrate on different types of drugs and their effects. The traditional topics such as alcohol, opiates, and cocaine are included, as well as some unusual coverage of aerosols, inhalants, steroids, and over-the-counter analgesics.
  • Chapter 17 through 25 offer information about addiction, such as the medical model of addiction, the effects of addiction on neonates, and addiction and the family.
  • Chapters 26 through 34 include information on evaluation, intervention, and treatment of chemical dependency.
  • Coverage of new discoveries in the fields of neurology, neuropsychology, and neuropsychopharmacology have been incorporated throughout.
  • Updates and changes to more than 750 references reflect recent research findings.
  • An entirely new chapter on Recovery (Chapter 30) pulls together material from the individual drug chapters to offer students a comprehensive look at this important topic.
  • Information on infections caused by recreational drug use has been expanded drastically and placed in a separate chapter (Chapter 33).
  • A rewritten and retitled Chapter 1, "Why Should We Worry about Recreational Chemical Use in the United States?" sets the tone for the information-packed chapters that follow.
  • Additional figures and tables have been added throughout the text to enhance the narrative.

Table of Contents

  1. Why Should We Worry Recreational Chemical Use In the U.S.?
  2. What Do We Mean When We Say Chemical Abuse and Addition?
  3. An Introduction to Pharmacology.
  4. An Introduction to Alcohol.
  5. Chronic Alcohol Abuse.
  6. Abuse and Addiction to the Barbiturates and Barbiturate-Like Drugs.
  7. Abuse and Addiction to the Benzodiazapines and Similar Agents.
  8. Abuse and Addiction to the Amphetamines and Amphetamine-Line Drugs.
  9. Abuse and Addiction to Cocaine.
  10. Abuse and Addiction to Marijuana.
  11. Opiates : Use, Abuse and Addiction.
  12. Abuse and Addiction of Over-the-Counter Analgesics.
  13. Abuse and Addiction to the Hallucinogens.
  14. Abuse and Addiction to Inhalants and Aerosols.
  15. Abuse and Addiction to the Anabolic Steroids.
  16. Tobacco Products and Nicotine.
  17. The Medical Model of Addiction.
  18. Are People Predestined to Become Addicted?
  19. Addiction As a Disease of the Spirit.
  20. Chemicals and the Neonate : Effects of Maternal Drug Use During Pregnancy.
  21. Hidden Faces of Chemical Dependency.
  22. The Dual Diagnosis Client : Chemical Addiction and Mental Illness.
  23. Chemical Abuse By Children and Adolescents.
  24. Codependency and Enabling.
  25. Addiction and the Family.
  26. The Evaluation of Substance Use Problems.
  27. The Process of Intervention.
  28. Treatment of Chemical Dependency.
  29. Treatment Formats for Chemical Dependency Rehabilitation.
  30. Recovery.
  31. Problems in Treating Chemical Dependency.
  32. Pharmacological Intervention Tactics for Substance Abuse.
  33. Infections Frequently Caused By Recreational Substance Abuse.
  34. Crime and Drug Use.
  35. Self-Help Groups.

Appendix I.
Appendix II.


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