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The field of substance-abuse treatment is crowded with books that tell what addiction is. In Concepts of Chemical Dependency, Harold E. Doweiko moves beyond biology to provide a comprehensive, unique, contemporary look at the why's and how's of addiction: Why drugs of abuse work the way they do - including cutting-edge coverage of acrosols, inhalants, steroids, over-the-counter analgesics, and other nontraditional substances; How each drug affects the user - with new research on neurology, neuropsychology, and neuropsychopharmacology; How people become addicted - and the effects of addiction on users' families and friends; and How you can help - new methods of evaluation, intervention, and treatment.

Discusses pharmacology/alcohol use/cocaine/trmt of chemical dependency/process of intervention/codependency/etc

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495083696
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Harold E. Doweiko is a licensed psychologist who has been on staff at the Gundersen-Lutheran medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin, for 19 years, working with the substance abuse rehabilitation program, the chronic pain management program, and the traditional adult mental health patients, including "dual diagnosis" patients. He has served with the La Crosse (Wisconsin) County Drug Court for several years, and as a professional witness on the topic of substance use disorders for federal and state courts in Kansas, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Dr. Doweiko has served as an adjunct faculty member for colleges in both Wisconsin and Minnesota, most recently with the Viterbo University counselor education program in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

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Table of Contents

1 Why Worry about Recreational Chemical Use in the United States? 1
2 What Do We Mean When We Say Substance Abuse and Addiction? 11
3 The Medical Model of Chemical Addiction 18
4 Are People Predestined to Become Addicted to Chemicals? 30
5 Addiction as a Disease of the Human Spirit 44
6 An Introduction to Pharmacology 55
7 An Introduction to Alcohol 69
8 Chronic Alcohol Abuse and Addiction 79
9 Abuse of and Addiction to the Barbiturates and Barbiturate-like Drugs 95
10 Abuse of and Addiction to Benzodiazepines and Similar Agents 105
11 Abuse of and Addiction to Amphetamines and CNS Stimulants 121
12 Cocaine 136
13 Marijuana Abuse and Addiction 151
14 Opiate Abuse and Addiction 162
15 Hallucinogen Abuse and Addiction 183
16 Abuse of and Addiction to the Inhalants and Aerosols 198
17 The Unrecognized Problem of Steroid Abuse and Addiction 206
18 The Over-the-Counter Analgesics: Unexpected Agents of Abuse 214
19 Tobacco Products and Nicotine Addiction 229
20 Chemicals and the Neonate: The Consequences of Drug Abuse During Pregnancy 243
21 The Hidden Faces of Chemical Dependency 257
22 The Dual-Diagnosis Client: Chemical Addiction and Mental Illness 271
23 Chemical Abuse by Children and Adolescents 283
24 Codependency and Enabling 299
25 Addiction and the Family 309
26 The Evaluation of Substance Abuse Problems 319
27 The Process of Intervention 334
28 The Treatment of Chemical Dependency 342
29 Treatment Formats for Chemical Dependency Rehabilitation 352
30 The Process of Recovery 364
31 Problems That Can Arise in Treating Chemical Dependency 374
32 Pharmacological Intervention Tactics and Substances Abuse 389
33 Substance Abuse/Addiction and Infectious Disease 404
34 Self-Help Groups 418
35 Crime and Drug Use 433
App. 1 Sample Assessment: Alcohol Abuse Situation 448
App. 2 Sample Assessment: Chemical Dependency Situation 451
App. 3 The "Jellinek" Chart for Alcoholism 455
App. 4 Drug Classification Schedules 456
Glossary 458
References 465
Index 519
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