Methamphetamine Addiction: Biological Foundations, Psychological Factors, and Social Consequences

Overview

Methamphetamine is a drug that affects its users rapidly. It offers an intense high that allows users to be focused and highly productive, have intense sexual experiences, and feel euphoric. The drug is easily accessible and affordable to a diverse array of users and as a result has become a major public health concern in the United States. Methamphetamine Addiction: Biological Foundations, Psychological Factors, and Social Consequences presents a biopsychosocial perspective on this devastating epidemic, taking ...

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Overview

Methamphetamine is a drug that affects its users rapidly. It offers an intense high that allows users to be focused and highly productive, have intense sexual experiences, and feel euphoric. The drug is easily accessible and affordable to a diverse array of users and as a result has become a major public health concern in the United States. Methamphetamine Addiction: Biological Foundations, Psychological Factors, and Social Consequences presents a biopsychosocial perspective on this devastating epidemic, taking into account the biochemistry of the drug, the predispositions and behavioral patterns of the individual user, and the effects of the drug on the user's immediate and wider social environments.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433804236
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 4/15/2009
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 231
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Exhibits

Foreword Cathy J. Reback Reback, Cathy J.

Ch. 1 Methamphetamine: Sociohistorical Contexts and Epidemiological Patterns 3

Ch. 2 The Chemistry and Biology of Methamphetamine Use 25

Ch. 3 Illegal Production of Methamphetamine in the United States 37

Ch. 4 Biopsychosocial Consequences of Methamphetamine Addiction 49

Ch. 5 Methamphetamine, Sex, Sexuality, and Sexual Risk Taking 69

Ch. 6 Motivations and Antecedents of Methamphetamine Use: Risk Bases 83

Ch. 7 Treatment Considerations for Methamphetamine Addiction 107

Ch. 8 Prevention Efforts to Address Methamphetamine 131

Ch. 9 Working With the Methamphetamine-Addicted Client in Medical Settings Antonio E. Urbina Urbina, Antonio E. 149

Ch. 10 Working With the Methamphetamine-Addicted Client in Mental Health Settings Daniel J. Carragher Carragher, Daniel J. 159

Ch. 11 Methamphetamine: Future Directions for Research and Practice 173

References 185

Index 223

About the Author 231

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