Substance Use among Women: A Reference and Resource Guide / Edition 1

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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For students and professionals in health and social care, this reference offers thorough discussion of the theoretical, empirical, and clinical aspects of substance abuse among women. Pagliaro (nursing, substance abuse research, U. of Alberta) and Louis Pagliaro (education psychology, College of Alberta) offer their own empirically-based assessment model and outline strategies for diagnosis and treatment. An extensive directory of agencies and resources is included, along with a long list of references. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583910351
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures xi
List of Tables xiii
Acknowledgments xv
Preface xvii
I. Introduction
Chapter 1 An Overview of Substance Use Among Women 3
The Mega Interactive Model of Substance Use Among Women 6
The Substance Dimension 10
Treatment 24
Conclusion 26
Chapter 2 Explaining Substance Use Among Women 28
Why Women Use Alcohol and Other Substances of Abuse 28
Conclusion 58
II. Developmental Considerations
Chapter 3 Substance Use During Pregnancy and Lactation: Effects on the Developing Fetus, Neonate, and Infant 65
Substance Use During Pregnancy 65
Maternal Substance Use 66
Maternal Substance Use and Teratogenesis 68
Substance Use and Breast Feeding 80
Conclusion 81
Chapter 4 Effects of Maternal Substance Use on Mothering and Child Rearing 87
Mother-Infant Dyads 87
Issues of Separation, Loss, and Abandonment 88
Physical Abuse and Neglect 89
Concerns for the School-Aged Child 93
Consequences for the Next Generation of Mothers 94
Conclusion 94
Chapter 5 Substance Use Among Elderly Women: Effects on Healthy Aging 97
Identifying Problematic Patterns of Substance Use Among Elderly Women 97
Problematic Patterns of Substance Use Among Elderly Women 102
Treating Problematic Patterns of Substance Use Among Elderly Women 109
The Mega Interactive Model of Substance Use Among Elderly Women 110
Conclusion 119
III. Social Considerations
Chapter 6 Women as Victims of Substance Use Related Violence 123
Accidents and Acts of Violence 123
Suicide 128
Conclusion 130
Chapter 7 Women as Perpetrators of Substance Use Related Violence 133
Substance Use and Crime 133
Substance Use and Commerce- and Pharmacopsychologic-Related Crime 138
Examples of Substance Use Related Violence Perpetrated by Women 142
Conclusion 145
Chapter 8 Women, Substance Use, HIV Infection, and AIDS 149
HIV/AIDS Incidence Among Women 151
Intravenous Drug Use and AIDS 151
Sex for Drugs 155
Conclusion 157
IV. Clinical Considerations
Chapter 9 Assessing and Diagnosing Substance Use Disorders Among Women 165
Psychometric Instruments 167
Conclusion 180
Chapter 10 Dual Diagnoses Among Women 182
Substance Use and Mood Disorders 185
Substance Use and Anxiety Disorders 186
Substance Use and Psychotic Disorders 187
Substance Use and Personality Disorders 187
Substance Use and Sexual or Gender Identity Disorders 187
Treatment 188
Conclusion 189
Chapter 11 Preventing and Treating Substance Use Disorders Among Women 191
Primary Prevention 192
Secondary Prevention 194
Tertiary Prevention 194
Relapse 210
Conclusion 210
V. Resources and References
Appendix I Abbreviations and Symbols Used in the Text 219
Appendix II Substances of Abuse: Generic, Trade, and Common Names 222
Appendix III Directory of Major North American Substance Use Treatment Centers, Referral Agencies, and Related Information Sources for Women 238
References 287
Index 335
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