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Drug Therapy and Substance-Related Disorders
     

Drug Therapy and Substance-Related Disorders

by Joyce Libal, Mary Ann Johnson (Editor), Donald Esherick (Consultant)
 

Substance-related disorders are among the most prevalent of all mental disorders. They affect people in every part of society, and their consequences can be painful, traumatic, expensive, and even deadly. Furthermore, the negative consequences of substance-related disorders do not only affect the substance user; they touch the lives of the user's friends, family,

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Substance-related disorders are among the most prevalent of all mental disorders. They affect people in every part of society, and their consequences can be painful, traumatic, expensive, and even deadly. Furthermore, the negative consequences of substance-related disorders do not only affect the substance user; they touch the lives of the user's friends, family, coworkers, and other relations as well. From caffeine to alcohol, spray paint to cocaine, glue to nicotine, many different chemicals, both legal and illegal, can cause substance-related disorders. With so many substances available for use and misuse, how do you know which substances are addictive? Furthermore, why are they addictive and what dangers do they pose? This book provides answers to many of these difficult questions. In addition to learning about addictive substances and substance abuse, you will learn about the treatments available for substance-related disorders and how some doctors are using medication to treat drug abuse. Take the first step toward understanding this all-too common category of mental disorders by reading Drug Therapy and Substance-Related Disorders.

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Children's Literature
Substance related disorders are among the most prevalent of mental disorders in our society. Most people think of drugs and alcohol as the only substances that are abused. However such things as glue, caffeine, medication, nicotine, and inhalants are also highly abused. When a person becomes dependent on any of these substances it is defined as substance abuse. So how can a person with a dependence of these substances overcome it? Psychiatric drugs, behavioral therapy, and vocational education are a few of the treatments used. However, each person is different and the treatment must be tailored to meet the individual's needs. This book is very informative and educational on every area of substance abuse. The case studies cited in the book give examples of teens that have battled substance abuse. Teachers, guidance counselors, and teenagers would benefit from reading this book. This book is part of the series "Psychiatric Disorders: Drugs and Psychology for the Mind and Body." 2004, Mason Crest Publishers, Ages 12 up.
—Cathi I. White

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590845776
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Psychiatric Disorders: Drugs and Psychology for the Mind and Body Series
Pages:
124
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.49(d)
Lexile:
1190L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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