At a world level addiction and the fall-out from substance use is affecting more and more lives. Professionals are increasingly being confronted with puzzling, multifaceted aspects of substance use, whether they work in a clinic, the laboratory or the community.
If you are a member of any caring profession, sooner or later you will encounter problems caused by drugs, alcohol and tobacco. In order to understand substance use and substance users, no single discipline can provide all the answers. In a novel way, this book integrates biological science, social science and clinical experience. It draws together contributions from experts in these diverse and rapidly growing fields, providing the reader with a deeper capacity to engage with problems effectively.
Drink, Drugs and Dependence includes thought-provoking examples, illustrations and test questions to support problem-based learning. Designed to be read consecutively or as a reference text, it will be a welcome resource for all those working in the field of addiction.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
Table of ContentsForeword
1. What is a Drug and What is Addiction?
2. Systematic Effects of Excess Alcohol Consumption
3. Alcohol and the Genetic Predisposition
4. Alcohol and the Brain
5. Alcohol on the Mind
6. The Sociology of Alcohol Abuse
7. Alcohol and Society
8. Smoking and the Lung
9. Smoking: Addiction to Nicotine
10. Helping People to Stop Smoking
11. Molecular Basis of Addiction
13. Adolescent Drug Use and Health: Problems Other Than Dependence
14. The Nature of Heroin and Cocaine Dependence
15. Benzodiazepine Abuse
16. Treatment Options Across the Addictions
17. Rehabilitation: The Long Haul
18. Policing Drug Abuse