Understanding Drugs of Abuse: The Processes of Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery / Edition 1

Understanding Drugs of Abuse: The Processes of Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery / Edition 1

by Mim J. Landry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0880485337

ISBN-13: 9780880485333

Pub. Date: 09/28/1993

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated

Understanding Drugs of Abuse: The Processes of Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery is designed to bring the everyday reader face-to-face with drugs of abuse and addiction. Through frank, no-nonsense, explanations of the stimulants, depressants, psychedelics, and inhalants, this accessible guide will help the reader to understand how drugs of abuse affect thinking,…  See more details below

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Understanding Drugs of Abuse: The Processes of Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery is designed to bring the everyday reader face-to-face with drugs of abuse and addiction. Through frank, no-nonsense, explanations of the stimulants, depressants, psychedelics, and inhalants, this accessible guide will help the reader to understand how drugs of abuse affect thinking, behavior, perceptions, and emotions. It also examines the effects addiction has on the family. Understanding Drugs of Abuse: The Processes of Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery demystifies the treatment process by explaining what types of treatment are available, what actually happens during treatment and what patients and their families can expect during the treatment process. The book also describes the recovery process and will help people identify good recovery - as well as recognize poor recovery and the warning signs of relapse. Perhaps most important, Understanding Drugs of Abuse: The Processes of Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery explains how friends and family can intervene when someone they love does not want help. Because the use of prescribed medications people with substance use disorders can be misunderstood or even be dangerous, this book presents practical information about medications and recovery. It also explores the unique problems of adolescents who are addicted, as well as people with the dual disorders of a psychiatric and substance use disorder. Understanding Drugs of Abuse: The Processes of Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery will also help the reader understand the role of genetics and other influences on addiction to alcohol, the most widely abused drug of all.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880485333
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)
Lexile:
1350L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction to Part One: Pharmacologic Aspects of Addiction1
Ch. 1Basic Principles of Drug Use7
Ch. 2The Stimulant Drugs28
Ch. 3The Depressant Drugs54
Ch. 4The Psychedelic Drugs86
Ch. 5The Inhalants112
Introduction to Part Two: Treating Addiction: From Intervention to Recovery125
Ch. 6The Treatment Process131
Ch. 7The Recovery Process157
Ch. 8Defense Mechanisms: Living With Trauma191
Ch. 9The Intervention Process219
Ch. 10Adolescent Addiction250
Ch. 11Dual Diagnoses: Dual Disorders269
Ch. 12Treatment, Recovery, and Medication287
Ch. 13A Special Look at Alcoholism313
Final Thoughts341
Appendix: Resources343
Index359

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