Helping the Hard-core Smoker: A Clinician's Guide

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This book constitutes a major new resource for professionals working with hard core smokers and their families. It is designed as a practical, clinically useful and up-to-date guide for all those in a position to intervene: mental health professionals, physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals, clergy, human resource and employee assistance program corporate staff, and teachers and guidance counselors.

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Helping the Hard-core Smoker: A Clinician's Guide

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Overview

This book constitutes a major new resource for professionals working with hard core smokers and their families. It is designed as a practical, clinically useful and up-to-date guide for all those in a position to intervene: mental health professionals, physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals, clergy, human resource and employee assistance program corporate staff, and teachers and guidance counselors.

New research suggests that difficult-to-treat smokers often have emotional problems adjusting to stopping smoking. Some also have psychiatric diagnoses or abuse other substances. These are factors which interfere with their efforts to quit.

Because these difficulties have been poorly understood, hard-core smokers have not been provided with adequate resources and skills to overcome their addiction. These smokers are in need of increasingly comprehensive assessment and treatment.

Despite massive public health education about the dangers of cigarette smoking, rates of smoking among the population are no longer declining in the United States and the success rates of clinical programs for smokers remain low. Helping the Hard-Core Smoker seeks to explain why current approaches are often inadequate and how best to help today's highly nicotine-dependent smokers who are struggling with their addiction quit.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781138002937
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/15/2014

Table of Contents

Contents: J.A. Califano, Jr., Foreword. L.S. Covey, D.F. Seidman, Preface. Part I:Background Conceptual Issues. D.F. Seidman, J. Rosecan, L. Role, Biological and Clinical Perspectives on Nicotine Addiction. Part II:Developments in Clinical Research. L.S. Covey, Nicotine Dependence and Its Associations With Psychiatric Disorders: Research Evidence and Treatment Implications. Part III:Assessment and Treatment: Special Populations. G.J. Botvin, J.A. Epstein, Preventing Cigarette Smoking Among Children and Adolescents. C.S. Pomerleau, Issues for Women Who Wish to Stop Smoking. M. Drayton-Martin, F.T. Manners, N.R. Novak, J. Shamban, Implementation of a Prenatal Smoking Cessation Program in Three Inner-City Communities. N.R. Boyd, C.T. Orleans, Intervening With Older Smokers. Part IV:Treatment Approaches: Medical and Psychological. T. Eissenberg, M.L. Stitzer, J.E. Henningfield, Current Issues in Nicotine Replacement. A. Johnston, M.D. Robinson, D.P. Adams, A.H. Glassman, L.S. Covey, Nonnicotine Medications for Smoking Cessation. L.S. Covey, A Psychotherapeutic Approach for Smoking Cessation Counseling. H. Spitz, D.F. Seidman, Group Psychotherapy for Hard-Core Smokers. D. Douglas, Stopping Smoking: A Study on the Nature of Resistance and the Use of Hypnosis. D.F. Seidman, L.S. Covey, A Comprehensive Psychological Approach to Preventing Relapse. Part V:The Smoker and the Health Care System. T.J. Glynn, M.W. Manley, S. Mills, K. Gerlach, R. Epps, Challenges and Techniques for the Treatment of Nicotine Dependence by Physicians and Dentists. L.M. Tepper, D.F. Seidman, The Role of the Dental Profession in Tobacco Cessation. C. Healton, Afterword: The Public Health Perspective: Have Hard-Core Smokers Been Written Off?
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