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Overview

Reorganized and updated throughout,Drugs in Perspective,second edition explores the dynamics of dysfunctional or imbalanced family systems and their impact on individuals and their use of chemicals.

Discusses etiology, drug-specific information, assessment/ family dynamics, shame & abandonment/etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780697294258
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 416

Meet the Author

Richard Fields, Ph.D., is owner/director of FACES, Conference and Home Study Programs for Mental Health Clinicians. Dr. Fields brings an expertise to FACES based on over 30 years of work in the alcohol/drug field. He still actively counsels individuals and family members with alcohol/drug problems, training thousands of professionals each year at FACES Conferences (www.facesconferences.com). Formerly the assistant director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse's Western Regional Training Center, he has conducted training throughout the Western United States. As a consultant, Dr. Fields has worked to develop a number of University and College programs, creating educational classes, workshops and conferences (UCLA Extension, Dept. of Allied Health and Medicine, University of Washington, School of Social Work Extension, Seattle University, Edmonds Community College, University of California, Irvine, Riverside, Santa Cruz and others). Dr. Fields is the author of Drugs in Perspective, 6th edition, McGraw Hill, 2007. This college textbook is standard in most alcohol/drug studies programs.

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface
Introduction The Myth of the Simple, Magical Solution
PART I Etiology, Drug Specific Information, Assessment
1 A Better Understanding of Drug/Alcohol Use — Functions, Meanings, Models, and At-Risk Factors
Our Innate Drive to Alter Consciousness
Drug/Alcohol Use as a Passive Activity
Functions and Meanings of DrugAlcohol Use
Models of Drug/Alcohol Dependence and Addiction
At-Risk Factors for Drug and Alcohol Problems
No One is Immune From Developing Problems with Drugs and Alcohol
Summary*
2 Drugs On The Street Where You Live
Definition of Terms
Definitions of Addiction
Classification of Drugs
Narcotic Analgesics
Central Nervous System Depressants
Central Nervous System Stimulants
Hallucinogens
Cannabis Sativa
Solvents
and Inhalants
Phencyclidine
Athletes and Drugs
3 Perceptions and Perspectives: Do You Have a Problem with Drugs or Alcohol?
Definition of Addiction
Stages of Drug/Alcohol Use
Jellinek's Theory of Alcoholism
Stages of Drug/Alcohol Recovery
(and more...)
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