Psychology of Alcohol and Other Drugs: A Research Perspective / Edition 1

Psychology of Alcohol and Other Drugs: A Research Perspective / Edition 1

by John R. Jung
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761921001

ISBN-13: 9780761921004

Pub. Date: 07/22/2000

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Psychology of Alcohol and Other Drugs encourages the reader to become a critical consumer rather than a docile recipient of research information in this field, much of it interpreted in a highly dubious and frequently political manner.

The author offers a psychological perspective in his coverage of alcohol and drug-related issues, focusing in depth on key

Overview

Psychology of Alcohol and Other Drugs encourages the reader to become a critical consumer rather than a docile recipient of research information in this field, much of it interpreted in a highly dubious and frequently political manner.

The author offers a psychological perspective in his coverage of alcohol and drug-related issues, focusing in depth on key topics.

-Examines the contribution of research methodology to outcomes

-Offers alternative explanations to alcohol and drug-related issues

-Considers causal relationships in substance abuse

-Discusses alcohol and drug abuse in different groups defined by gender, age race, and marital status

-Includes Danish and Swedish studies of hereditary and environmental influences

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761921004
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/22/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Psychology of Psychoactive Drugs
Defining Use, Abuse and Dependency
The Extent of Alcohol and Other Drug Use
Pharmacology and Neurophysiology of Alcohol and Other Drugs
Heredity and Environment
Alcohol and Other Drug Use
Theories of Alcohol and Other Drug Use
Age, Alcohol and Other Drugs
Gender Differences in Alcohol and Other Drugs
Racial/Ethnic Minorities and Alcohol and Other Drug Use
Personality Differences in Relation to Alcohol and Other Drugs
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Relationship to Basic Psychological Processes
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Relationship to Interpersonal Processes
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Relationship to Family Processes
Recovering from Alcohol and Other Drug Dependency
Treatment of Alcohol and Other Drug Dependency
Relapse after Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment
Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems

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