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Concepts of Chemical Dependency

Concepts of Chemical Dependency - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0534537227

Cover of Concepts of Chemical Dependency 5TH 02 (ISBN 978-0534537227)
ISBN13: 978-0534537227
ISBN10: 0534537227
Edition: 5TH 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 2002
International: No

Concepts of Chemical Dependency - 5TH 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534537227

Harold E. Doweiko

ISBN13: 978-0534537227
ISBN10: 0534537227
Edition: 5TH 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 2002
International: No

This thoroughly revised and updated edition reflects 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. This text is the most thorough and comprehensive text on the market providing students with information on substances as well as clinical guidelines and strategies for working with clients. Doweiko covers topics frequently left out of other books, such as aerosols, steroids, and over-the-counter analgesics. In addition, you'll find in-depth coverage of such topics as the differences between abusers and addicts; drug effects on children, teenagers, and pregnant and nursing women; and children of alcoholics.


  • Offers comprehensive coverage of substances and their affects on the users.
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  • Provides focus on important issues to consider when working with clients such as the affect of chemicals on neonates, the dually diagnosed client, chemical abuse by children and adolescents, codependency and enabling, and addiction and the family.
  • Gives clear guidelines and strategies for human service workers to help them work effectively with clients including evaluation, intervention techniques, treatment, recovery, and common problems in treatment.
  • NEW! Thoroughly updated to reflect the most current literature.
  • NEW! Revised sequencing of chapters follows a more natural progression of topics.
  • NEW! Chapter 11 on Amphetamines has been completely re-written.
  • NEW! Key information on HIV/AIDS has been updated and expanded.
  • NEW! A Glossary is included in this edition.
  • NEW! Chapter-by-chapter online quizzes provide students with additional concept practice.

Table of Contents

1. Why Worry About Recreational Chemical Use in the United States?
2. What Do We Mean When We Say Substance Abuse and Addiction?
3. The Medical Model of Chemical Addiction
4. Are People Predestined to Become Addicted to Chemicals?
5. Addiction as a Disease of the Human Spirit
6. An Introduction to Pharmacology
7. An Introduction to Alcohol
8. Chronic Alcohol Abuse/Addiction
9. Abuse and Addiction to the Barbiturates and Barbiturate-Like Drugs
10. Abuse & Addiction to Benzodiazepines and Similar Agents
11. Abuse and Addiction to Amphetamines and CNS Stimulants
12. Cocaine
13. Marijuana Abuse & Addiction
14. Opiate Abuse & Addiction
15. Hallucinogen Abuse & Addiction
16. Abuse of and Addiction to the Inhalants and Aerosols
17. The Unrecognized Problem of Steroid Abuse/Addiction
18. The Over-the-Counter Analgesics
19. Tobacco Products and Nicotine Addiction
20. Chemicals and the Neonate: The Consequences of Drug Abuse During Pregnancy
21. The 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 Abuse Problems
27. The Process of Intervention
28. Treatment of Chemical Dependency
29. Treatment Formats for Chemical Dependency Rehabilitation
30. The Process of Recovery
31. Problems Frequently Encountered in the Treatment of Chemical Dependency.
32. Pharmacological Intervention Tactics and Substance Abuse
33. Substance Abuse/Addiction and Infectious Disease.
34. Self Help Groups
35. Crime and Drug Use

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