Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery

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Overview

"The scope includes behavioral addictions such as eating disorders, gambling and compulsive shopping. Preparation of the profession is heavily featured in numerous articles on standards, training, ethics and professional organizations. An emphasis on expectations and current practice make this set and excellent resource for those preparing for work in their fields. Therefore, this title is highly appropriate for academic libraries. "
—John R.M. Lawrence

"This comprehensive resource makes a great companion to works such as Edith M. Freeman’s Substance Abuse Treatment (Sage, 1993), Gary L. Fisher and Thomas C. Harrison’s Substance Abuse (4th ed., Allyn & Bacon, 2008), and most of the works in Guilford’s “Substance Abuse” series. Highly recommended for research and academic libraries. "
—Library Journal

"Reflecting the recent explosion in the knowledge base of all aspects of the alcohol and drug abuse field, the Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery presents state-of-the-art research and evidence-based applications. The Encyclopedia’s approximately 350 A-to-Z signed entries focus on the information that addiction treatment and prevention professionals and allied health professionals need to effectively work with clients. "
—John R.M. Lawrence—Library Journal

Reflecting the recent explosion in the knowledge base of all aspects of the alcohol and drug abuse field, the presents state-of-the-art research and evidence-based applications. The Encyclopedia’s approximately 350 A-to-Z signed entries focus on the information that addiction treatment and prevention professionals and allied health professionals need to effectively work with clients.

—John R.M. Lawrence—Reflecting the recent explosion in the knowledge base of all aspects of the alcohol and drug abuse field, the presents state-of-the-art research and evidence-based applications. The Encyclopedia’s approximately 350 A-to-Z signed entries focus on the information that addiction treatment and prevention professionals and allied health professionals need to effectively work with clients.

Features

  • Provides comprehensive and authoritative coverage of such areas as the neurobiology of addiction, models of addiction, sociocultural perspectives on drug use, family and community factors, prevention theories and techniques, professional issues, the criminal justice system and substance abuse, assessment and diagnosis, and more
  • Focuses on concepts of addiction and treatment practices, but also addresses commonly used and abused drugs, including recreational, prescription, and over-the-counter
  • Offers a Reader's Guide that lists topic categories with specific entries
  • Presents cross-references at the end of each entry to help readers locate related information in other entries, as well as Further Readings for those who wish to pursue topics in more depth
  • Includes an appendix listing of58 different drugs and substances with corresponding relevant entries

The Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery is intended for use by pre-service and in-service addiction prevention and treatment providers and allied professionals in the fields of criminal justice, counseling, social work, public health, nursing, medicine, other health care professions, education, and family studies.

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Editorial Reviews

Lawrence Looks at Books
“....The scope ... includes behavioral addictions such as eating disorders, gambling and compulsive shopping. Preparation for the profession is heavily featured in numerous articles on standards, training, ethics and professional organizations. An emphasis on expectations and current practice make this set an excellent resource for those preparing for work in these fields. Therefore, this title is highly appropriate for academic libraries.”-John R. M. Lawrence— John R.M. Lawrence
Choice Magazine
"A work of the scope and quality of this encyclopedia on a topic of major and current interest comes along infrequently. This set covers relevant aspects of some 300 topics related to substance abuse in a format that is consistent throughout...This two-volume work of 1000 pages is authoritative, easy to use, and most informative. Summing Up: Essential. Lower-level undergraduates through professionals/practitioners; general readers. "
Lawrence Looks at Books - John R.M. Lawrence
“....The scope ... includes behavioral addictions such as eating disorders, gambling and compulsive shopping. Preparation for the profession is heavily featured in numerous articles on standards, training, ethics and professional organizations. An emphasis on expectations and current practice make this set an excellent resource for those preparing for work in these fields. Therefore, this title is highly appropriate for academic libraries.”—John R. M. Lawrence
Choice Review
"A work of the scope and quality of this encyclopedia on a topic of major and current interest comes along infrequently. This set covers relevant aspects of some 300 topics related to substance abuse in a format that is consistent throughout...This two-volume work of 1000 pages is authoritative, easy to use, and most informative. Summing Up: Essential. Lower-level undergraduates through professionals/practitioners; general readers."
Library Journal

Intended for professionals involved in the prevention and treatment of substance abuse in the allied health fields of criminal justice, social work, nursing medicine, and education, this work provides authoritative coverage of the neurobiology of addiction, models of addiction, sociocultural perspectives on drug use, family and community factors, prevention, the criminal justice system and substance abuse, assessment, and diagnosis. The 350 A-to-Z entries are arranged into 18 general topics, with an appendix listing information on relevant drugs and substances. Edited by Fisher, former director of the University of Nevada's Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT), and Roget, current director of CASAT, the articles focus on practical knowledge and skills for preservice and in-service professionals, including substance abuse counselors and prevention professionals. Concepts of addiction and treatment practices get the spotlight, but commonly used and abused drugs, including recreational, prescription, and over-the-counter, also are addressed.
—Luis J. Gonzalez

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412950848
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/12/2008
  • Pages: 1152
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.40 (h) x 3.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary L. Fisher received his Ph.D. in Applied Educational Psychology (Neuropsychological Assessment) from the University of Washington. He is Professor of Health and Human Services at the University of Nevada, Reno, and the former Director of the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies. He has been a Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, since 1983, and has also worked as a school psychologist in school districts within the state of Washington. He has published articles, book chapters, and books and given national presentations on learning disabilities and on substance abuse, including (with T.C. Harrison) Substance Abuse: Information for School Counselors, Social Workers, Therapists, and Counselors, Third Edition (Pearson, 2005) and his forthcoming Rethinking Our War on Drugs: Candid Talk about Controversial Issues (Praeger, in press). He is a Nevada Licensed Psychologist and Drug and Alcohol Counselor and received the 1999 "Author of the Year Award" from the National Board of Addiction Examiners.

Nancy A. Roget is the current Director of the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she serves as administrator for more than 50 staff involved with state and federal grants in the alcohol and other drug prevention, treatment, and recovery field. She has been the Principal Investigator on five federal grants. Prior to coming to the university in 1994, Ms. Roget was the Executive Director of the largest adolescent substance abuse treatment program in Nevada. She is a licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist.

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