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Concepts of Chemical Dependency (with CourseMate Printed Access Card) / Edition 9

Concepts of Chemical Dependency (with CourseMate Printed Access Card) / Edition 9

by Harold E. DoweikoHarold E. Doweiko
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CONCEPTS OF CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY, Ninth Edition, provides comprehensive coverage and the latest information on a full spectrum of substance use disorders and the compounds commonly abused. Topics include the abuse of and addiction to alcohol; how the active agent in marijuana, THC, affects neural growth and development; the emerging body of evidence suggesting a relationship between marijuana abuse and psychotic disorders; the emerging body of evidence suggesting that marijuana is not as benign as it was thought to be a few years ago; and the abuse of cough syrups. Adding to the book's usefulness and relevance, Doweiko also covers topics not usually discussed in other substance abuse books, including abuse of anabolic steroids, inhalants, infectious diseases associated with substance abuse, how the "war on drugs" has actually contributed to the problem of substance abuse/addiction in this country, and the "medical marijuana" debate. This edition includes new information on synthetic marijuana, mephredone, and dextromethorphan, among other substances; updates reflecting the new DSM-5; and a new chapter on the Biopsychosocial Model of Addiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781285457178
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 03/14/2014
Series: MindTap Course List Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 736
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Dr. Harold E. Doweiko, a licensed psychologist, has been on the staff at the Gundersen-Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin, for 19 years. He works with the substance abuse rehabilitation program, the chronic pain management program and traditional adult mental health patients, including "dual diagnosis" patients. He has served with the La Crosse County Drug Court for several years, and as a professional witness on the topic of substance use disorders for federal and state courts in Kansas, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Dr. Doweiko has been an adjunct faculty member for colleges in both Wisconsin and Minnesota, most recently with the Viterbo University counselor education program in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Table of Contents

1. Why Worry About Substance Abuse or Addiction? 2. The Nature of the Beast. 3. A Brief Introduction to the Science of Pharmacology. 4. An Introduction to Alcohol: Man's Oldest Recreational Chemical. 5. The Alcohol Use Disorders. 6. Abuse and Addiction to Barbiturates and Barbiturate-Like Compounds. 7. Abuse and Addiction to Benzodiazepines and Similar Agents. 8. Abuse and Addiction to Central Nervous System Stimulants. 9. Cocaine Abuse and Dependence. 10. Marijuana Abuse and Addiction. 11. Opiode Use, Abuse, and Addiction. 12. Abuse and Addiction to Hallucinogens. 13. Abuse and Addiction to Inhalants and Aerosols. 14. The Under-Recognized Problem of Steroid Abuse/Addiction. 15. Over the Counter Analgesics. 16. Tobacco Products and Nicotine Addiction. 17. The Potential Consequences of Drug Abuse During Pregnancy. 18. Gender and Substance Use Disorders. 19. Hidden Faces of Substance Use Disorders. 20. Substance Use and Abuse by Children and Adolescents. 21. Substance Use Disorders in College Settings. 22. Codependency and Enabling. 23. Addiction and the Family. 24. The Dual-Diagnosis Client: Substance Use Disorders and Mental Illness. 25. The Biopsychosocial Model of the Addictions. 26. The Substance Use Disorders as a Disease of the Human Spirit. 27. The Assessment of Suspected Substance Use Disorders. 28. Intervention. 29. Treatment Settings. 30. The Treatment of Substance Use Disorders. 31. The Process of Treatment. 32. Pharmacological Interventions for Substance Use Disorders. 33. Relapse and Other Problems Frequently Encountered in Substance Abuse Rehabilitation. 34. Support Groups to Promote and Sustain Recovery. 35. Substance Use Disorders and and Infectious Disease. 36. The Relationship Between Drug Use and Crime. 37. The Debate Over Legalization. Appendices. Glossary. References. Index.

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