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Professionals should scrutinize this volume as a resource for patients, families, and friends. This lucid guide for a lay audience covers basic principles of addiction, reviews various classes of drugs, and presents a comprehensive guide to treatment. Included are chapters on dual diagnosis and adolescent addiction.
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|Introduction to Part One: Pharmacologic Aspects of Addiction||1|
|Ch. 1||Basic Principles of Drug Use||7|
|Ch. 2||The Stimulant Drugs||28|
|Ch. 3||The Depressant Drugs||54|
|Ch. 4||The Psychedelic Drugs||86|
|Ch. 5||The Inhalants||112|
|Introduction to Part Two: Treating Addiction: From Intervention to Recovery||125|
|Ch. 6||The Treatment Process||131|
|Ch. 7||The Recovery Process||157|
|Ch. 8||Defense Mechanisms: Living With Trauma||191|
|Ch. 9||The Intervention Process||219|
|Ch. 10||Adolescent Addiction||250|
|Ch. 11||Dual Diagnoses: Dual Disorders||269|
|Ch. 12||Treatment, Recovery, and Medication||287|
|Ch. 13||A Special Look at Alcoholism||313|
Posted January 21, 2003
I wrote this book for two broad audiences and purposes. First, it is intended to provide useful information to lay but informed readers who want to understand the drugs of abuse and the addiction and treatment processes. Second, it can be used as a textbook in a university addiction studies program and as a reference guide to the drugs of abuse and the processes of addiction, treatment, and recovery. One of the things that fueled my interest to write the book is the fact that there are many poorly-researched and highly-opinionated books on substance abuse-related issues. I made an intense effort to ensure that this book was research-based, heavily referenced, objective, and helpful. The first half of the book focuses on the drugs of abuse, how they work, and how they affect biological, psychological, and social functioning. It was written in part to answer such frequently-asked questions as "How does this drug work?" and "Is this drug addictive?" The second half of the book provides a good description of the addiction process, and walks the reader through the treatment and recovery processes. It also provides additional attention to such issues as individuals with coexisting psychiatric and substance use disorders, genetics and alcoholism, and adolescent addiction. Throughout, this book helps the reader to understand that addiction, treatment, recovery, and even relapse are all dynamic biopsychosocial processes.
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