Pharmacology and Treatment of Substance Abuse: Evidence and Outcome Based Perspectives

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Given the prevalence of substance abuse in general clinical populations, it is important for mental health professionals and healthcare providers to have knowledge and skill in the treatment of these problems. This text takes an evidence-based approach to discuss substance abuse disorders and their treatment, bringing together the best evidence from biology, Neuroscience, psychology, and sociology in an understandable and integrated fashion.

The book begins with a review and background of the biological and physiological processes that interact in addiction and substance abuse, including discussions on Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and the genetics of addiction. Section two provides an overview of the current perspectives on evidence-based practice and includes chapters on individual and group treatment, community reinforcement models, and Prevention. Providing an overview of the assessment and treatment of commonly abused substances is the aim of the next section, with chapters devoted to specific drugs, the historical uses of these drugs, and contemporary treatment strategies. Numerous case examples and helpful resources are included. The final section is devoted to special topics, such as issues related to drug testing in the workplace, the influence of behavioral economics on substance abuse, and motivational interviewing and faith-based approaches as treatment methods.

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"A comprehensive, evidence-based source for understanding the complex and pernicious topic of addiction. A well-written, practical, and researched text. It will be an indispensible resource for those new to the addiction area and serve as a primer for understanding the assessment and evidence-based treatment for substance abuse. The reporting of the most recent research findings and empirical support for various interventions will also make it a valuable reference for seasoned clinicians and researchers in the area of addiction." - Mark S. Gold and Michael J. Herkov in PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 55, Release 9
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805859683
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/18/2009
  • Series: Counseling and Psychotherapy Series
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Young, Cohen, Part I: Psychopharmacology and Neurobiology of Substance Abuse. Paronis, Principles of Drug Action. Cooper, Comer, Actions of Drugs Pertinent to Their Abuse. Vandrey, Mintzer, Performance and Cognitive Alterations. Allen, Tolerance, Sensitization, and Physical Dependance. Koob, The Neurobiology of Addiction. Ray, Hutchison, Genetics of Addiction. Callahan, Evidence-based Practice. Collins, Leffingwell, Part II: Conceptual Models and Principles of Substance Abuse Treatment. Pierce, King, Brooner, From Individual Therapy to Individualized Treatment. Morrell, Myers, Group Therapy for Substance Abuse. Gianini, Lundy, Smith, The Community Reinforcement Approach: CRA and CRAFT Programs. Steiker, Hopson, Goldbach, Sagun, Laird, Prevention. Cohen, McChargue, Part III: Assessment and Treatment of Substance Abuse. Blume, Resor, Villanueva, Braddy, Evidence-based Practices to Treat Alcohol Problems. Brandon, Droves, Ditre, Elibero, Nicotine. Looby, Earleywine, Assessment and Treatment of Marijuana and Use Disorders. Barry, Petry, Alessi, Cocaine. Rush, Vansickel, Lile, Stoops, Evidence-based Treatment of Amphetamine Dependance: Behavioral and Pharmacological Approaches. Marsch, Bickel, Heroin and Other Opioids. Crano, Ting, Hemovich, Inhalants. Suzuki, Halpern, Passie, Huertas, Hallucinogens and Dissociative Drugs. Echevery, Nettles, Club Drugs: An Overview. Collins, Cohen, Part IV: Special Topics. Rowe, Liddle, Dakof, Henderson, Development and Evolution of an Evidence-based Practice: Multidimensional Family Therapy as a Treatment System. Roman, Knudsen, Drug Testing, the Workplace, and other Applications. al’Absi, Mechanisms of Stress on Substance Abuse Initiation, Maintenance, and Relapse: Intervention Implications. Murphy, Correia, Vuchinich, The Behavioral Economics of Substance Abuse. Caldeiro, Meredith, Saxon, Calsyn, Pharmacological Approaches to the Treatment of Substance Abuse. Hartzler, Rosengren, Baer, Motivational Interviewing. Johnson, Bennett, Faith-based Approaches. Sher, Martinez, The Future of Treatment for Substance Use: A View from 2009.

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