Empowering readers to become educated consumers of research findings, the author uses research, concepts, and theories developed in the study of alcohol use as a point of reference when examining conceptions and evidence about less frequently studied drugs.
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This study offers a psychological perspective in the coverage of alcohol and drug-related issues. It examines the contribution of research methodology to outcomes, and offers alternative explanations to alcohol and drug-related issues.
(Publisher-supplied data) Drug abuse is a serious national health concern that costs American society billions of dollars and countless lives each year. Though it attracts the attention of politicians, mental health professionals, the media and members of the general public, little real progress has been made toward understanding the nature of the problem. Providing a perspective on alcohol and other drug abuse that should be of value to practitioners, course instructors, and students of psychology, counselling and sociology, this book should also be useful for anyone interested in developing a comprehensive understanding of substance abuse difficulties and their treatment. The organizing theme is that drug abuse can be conceptualized as a lifestyle, in which the individual demonstrates an increasing level of both commitment and preoccupation with drug-related activities, goals and relationships.; The lifestyle model considers three primary categories of influence in offering a working model of drug- seeking behaviour. These three factors, commonly referred to as the "three C's", are conditions internal and external influences that increase or decrease a person's future risk of abusing drugs, choice decision-making processes of an individual, and cognition thinking patterns the individual uses to justify his or her decisions and subsequent drug use behaviour.; The first section of this book probes biological, psychological, and sociological roots of drug abuse, and is followed by a discussion of developmental origins, features and progressions of drug lifestyle involvement. Finally, potential avenue of intervention and prevention are investigated in an effort to construct a comprehensive programme of lifestyle change. Applicable case studies are also examined in relation to these issues.
- Author : John Jung
- Publisher : Sage Publications (CA)
- Release Date : 2000-01-01
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 168
- ISBN : 0761923217
Alcoholism and Other Drug Problems offers a balanced and comprehensive account of the nature, causes, prevention, and treatment of the nation's number one public health problem. This edition of Royce's award-winning text,Alcohol Problems and Alcoholism, has been extensively updated throughout by Royce and his coauthor David Scratchley, with new chapters on drugs other than alcohol to reflect the most recent research in the field. Part I, "Alcohol and Other Drugs," examines the nature and impact of alcohol as a drug and discusses historical and contemporary cultural attitudes toward drinking in America. A new chapter on the effects that other drugs can have on the user and on the family, and treatment methods, has been added to this section. Part II, "Addiction," describes the patterns and symptoms of this complicated phenomenon. The authors also use new data to illustrate the impact that addiction can have on special groups such as children, minorities, and the elderly. Part III, "Prevention and Intervention," looks at the various techniques that have succeeded or failed in curbing drug abuse. Finally, Part IV, "Treatment and Rehabilitation," surveys the range of available treatment approaches with chapters on various twelve-step programs and new information on drugs and the law.
- Author : Robert D. Margolis
- Publisher : Amer Psychological Assn
- Release Date : 1998
- Genre : Psychology
- Pages : 358
- ISBN : 1557985189
For decades, epidemiological studies have shown that use of alcohol and other drugs is so widespread in clinical populations that practitioners cannot assume it is not an issue, even in the absence of warning signs. Sometimes drug use is the main source of a client's problems; other times, drug use exacerbates presenting problems. In either case, many patients fail to disclose use, and many therapists lack the methods to both root out and then cope with drug misuse and dependence.
- Author : Robert T. Ammerman
- Publisher : Psychology Press
- Release Date : 1999-03-01
- Genre : Psychology
- Pages : 440
- ISBN : 9781135672157
It is generally acknowledged that the most cost-effective means of curtailing alcohol and drug abuse is prevention. Providing interventions to at-risk individuals before they develop serious problems with substance use is the most important component of the "war on drugs." Fortunately, the past decade has seen a dramatic increase in the quantity and quality of scientific research on those areas crucial to the advancement of prevention science. This book compiles a tremendous amount of information about prevention which has accumulated in recent years. Documenting these accomplishments and setting the stage for future efforts comprise the focus of this book. Prevention and Societal Impact of Drug and Alcohol Abuse is divided into four parts. Part I contains introductory chapters addressing current issues in prevention science and characteristics of abusable substances. Part II includes chapters on the historical contexts of substance abuse and the deleterious health consequences of alcohol and other drugs. Part III focuses on the impact of drug and alcohol abuse on society. Included are chapters on alcohol and drug abuse and driving, infectious illness, disability, managed care, the criminal justice system and adolescents and adults, sale and distribution, the media, and community responses. Part IV consists of chapters on prevention in specific settings and with certain populations.
In the 14 years since the first edition of Addictions was published, a wealth of substantive and crucial new findings have been added to our knowledge of alcohol and other substance use disorders. This primary reference has now been updated and expanded to include 38 chapters, all completely rewritten to reflect new knowledge gained about the science of alcohol and other drugs, as well as new treatment approaches and research trends. Addictions: A Comprehensive Guidebook, Second Edition, features a roster of senior scientists covering the latest findings in the study of alcohol and other drug use, abuse, and dependence. Skillfully edited by Drs. Barbara S. McCrady and Elizabeth E. Epstein, the chapters primarily review the literature published in the last 14 years since the first edition. The volume covers seven different content areas: Section I addresses broad conceptual issues as well as information on the etiology, neuroscience, epidemiology and course of alcohol and other drug use, abuse, and dependence. Section II provides detailed pharmacological and clinical information on the major drugs of abuse, including alcohol. Sections III, IV, and V focus on knowledge of importance to clinical practice, including a section on assessment and treatment planning, information on a range of empirically supported treatments, and issues related to clinical practice. Section VI provides information about specific population groups, and Section VII addresses policy, prevention, and economic issues in the field. The book is appropriate for a wide variety of readers who are either treating, learning to treat, doing research on, or teaching about addictions. Comprehensive and succinct, it is written in a manner that is accessible and useful to practitioners, students, clinician trainees, and researchers. It is also an ideal textbook for graduate courses and training programs in psychology, psychiatry, social work, and addictions certifications, and for advanced undergraduate cou
You will find this guide helpful if you provide services and support directly to women. The material will be useful for health and social service providers, such as counsellors, social workers, shelter workers, psychologists, nurses, physicians and pharmacists. You may also find it useful if you work in the substance use field. The Hidden Majority looks at alcohol and other drug use issues from the perspective of women's lives. It addresses topics such as: substances and how they affect women how to identify when alcohol or other drug use is a problem guidelines for appropriate use of alcohol and other legal drugs how to intervene and make appropriate referrals enhancing women's health.
Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity - Research and Public Policy Second Edition is a collaborative effort by an international group of addiction scientists to improve the linkages between addiction science and alcohol policy. It presents, in a comprehensive, practical, and readily accessible form, the accumulated scientific knowledge on alcohol research that has a direct relevance to the development of alcohol policy on local, national, and international levels. It provides an objective analytical basis on which to build relevant policies globally and informs policy-makers who have direct responsibility for public health and social welfare. By locating alcohol policy primarily within the realm of public health, this book draws attention to the growing tendency for governments, both national and local, to consider alcohol misuse as a major determinant of ill health, and to organize societal responses accordingly. The scope of the book is comprehensive and international. The authors describe the conceptual basis for a rational alcohol policy and present new epidemiological data on the global dimensions of alcohol misuse. The core of the book is a critical review of the cumulative scientific evidence in seven general areas of alcohol policy: pricing and taxation, regulating the physical availability of alcohol, modifying the environment in which drinking occurs, drinking-driving countermeasures, marketing restrictions, primary prevention programs in schools and other settings, and treatment and early intervention services. The final chapters discuss the current state of alcohol policy in different parts of the world and describe the need for a new approach to alcohol policy that is evidence-based, realistic, and coordinated. It will appeal to those involved in both addiction science and drug policy, as well as those in the wider fields of public health, health policy, epidemiology, and practising clinicians. A companion volume published by Oxford University Press, 'Drug Pol
- Author : Gary L. Fisher
- Publisher : SAGE
- Release Date : 2009
- Genre : Medical
- Pages : 1092
- ISBN : 9781412950848
Substance abuse is one of the most frequent and serious problems encountered by human service workers, criminal justice professionals, and clinicians. Unfortunately, many professionals in these fields receive little, if any, formal training about this problem. Our planned encyclopedia presents state-of-the-art research and evidence-based applications in A-to-Z format. Rather than create a compendium of specific drugs and drug effects, for which there are any number of fine titles already available, the focus will be upon practical knowledge and skills for pre-service and in-service human service professionals, including substance abuse counselors and prevention specialists.
Today, alcohol and other drug abuse scientists have access to a broad array of clinical resources that integrate a commonsensical approach to addiction treatment with science. Addictions: A Comprehensive Guidebook is a superb example of one such resource. Here, in one volume, is both practical and scholarly information for alcohol and drug abuse specialists, primary care providers, clinicians, policy-makers, and others involved in programs that are geared to help those who abuse or are dependent on alcohol and other drugs. Its scope is a testament to how far drug abuse scientists and practitioners have come in defining what they do and to how they are able to do it effectively through a growing body of scientific behavioral research. Addictions is organized into seven parts that range from the prevalence of certain addictions to their identification and treatment to the social effects of these addictions. In fact, this volume contains nearly all of the basic information a professional or graduate student needs to learn about or treat substance abuse.
- Author : Russ Fry
- Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Release Date : 2016-12-27
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 78
- ISBN : 1541323203
This is a model of alcohol and other drug use as a continuum with extremely problematic behavior on one end and non-problematic behavior on the other. A drinker or drug user's place on the continuum and the character of their drinking or using behavior (including motivations to use, problems that can result from using and resistance to change) depends on the number, magnitudes and variety of the biological, psychological and sociological factors that contribute to their perception of the rewards over costs. Problematic alcohol and drug use is described in a cognitive-behavioral psychology that addresses cross-personal differences in innate responses to alcohol and other drugs, self/other nature of defining problematic behavior, self-defeating beliefs, the negative consequences of using neutralizing beliefs and the automatic/deliberate nature of human information processing and decision-making. It also deals with effective and ineffective methods for dealing with reduced efficacy. Cravings are described from a cognitive-behavioral perspective, as are the methods for managing them.
Substance Use Disorders: Assessment and Treatment is a summary of everything a therapist should know about substance abuse in one easy-to-read comprehensive book. The book begins with a discussion of the pharmacology of specific drug classes (opioids, hallucinogens, etc.) and the epidemiology of abuse. It then presents psychological theories of substance abuse, the initiation and progression of substance abuse disorders, issues of prevention and early intervention, and screening and assessment for substance abuse (including specific tests for assessment) and discusses in detail the various treatment methodologies available. Two final chapters explore issues relevant to special populations and legal and ethical considerations, regarding issues such as confidentiality and coerced treatment. A synthesis of the current research and clinical literature Includes strengths and weaknesses of commonly used psychometric assessment measures Presentation and review of a complete Psychosocial/Substance Use Assessment form Discussion of treatment settings and criteria for placement decisions Discussion of treatment alternatives and effectiveness of major pharmacological and psychotherapeutic approaches Discussion of factors leading to Relapse, and components of Relapse Prevention programs
What are the effects of psychoactive drugs on aspects of human behaviour, such as creativity, memory and sexuality? How effective are such drugs in treating mental disorders? How are new drugs tested and licensed? An intriguing introduction to the study of psychopharmacology, this fully revised and updated edition of Drugs and Behavior presents a unique analysis of the ways in which human behaviour is affected by drugs, rather than simply by categories of drugs. The text covers the principles of neurotransmission, pharmacokinetics and drug classification. Issues of new drug development, including drug dangers and benefits, legalization and the prevention and treatment of drug abuse, are also discussed.
- Author : Cynthia E. Glidden-Tracey
- Publisher : Routledge
- Release Date : 2015-03-24
- Genre : Family & Relationships
- Pages : 318
- ISBN : 9781135624637
Every day, huge numbers of people use drugs or alcohol for recreation, medication, celebration, stress management, social lubrication, or escape. The abuse of psychoactive chemicals touches individual lives in countless ways, and clients frequently hint in therapy sessions at problems related to substance misuse. But historically, substance abuse treatment has been regarded as a separate specialty, for which students and trainees often prepare along tracks different from those leading to licensing or certification as psychotherapists. Few non-specialists feel completely competent and willing to grapple closely with the issues these clients present, in spite of the fact that such problems are quite frequent among client populations. In this book, Cynthia Glidden-Tracey lays out an integrated, holistic, and effective approach to clients' inevitably intertwined problems, which encourages all practitioners to develop skills for detecting, assessing, and addressing substance use whenever concerns about it emerge in the course of therapy. She describes the frequent co-occurrence of substance misuse and other mental health problems, reviews therapy models and current professional questions, and empowers practitioners with the latest scientific knowledge about the causes and effective treatment of addictions. Throughout, her points are grounded in rich clinical examples.
Prepared to facilitate the transfer of state-of-the-art protocols and guidelines for the treatment of alcohol and other drug (AOD) abuse from acknowledged clinical, research, and administrative experts to the Nation's AOD abuse treatment resources. Includes: detoxification settings and patient matching; clinical detoxification protocols; special populations; improving quality and measuring outcomes of AOD detoxification services; and costs and current payment mechanisms for AOD detoxification. Bibliography. Glossary. Resource list. Acronyms. Legal and ethical issues for detoxification programs.
This report is an initial effort to articulate the social consequences of alcohol and other drug problems in Calif. It provides a point of reference for how this state compares with the rest of the nation. Chapters: California's progress toward meeting the Nat. Health Objectives; substance use: illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco; AIDS; perinatal issues: infant mortality, birthweights, perinatal care, and teen births; drinking and driving; death from accidents; infectious diseases: sexually transmitted diseases, gonorrhea, syphilis, TB, and Hepatitis B; other health complications: cirrhotic deaths, drug-related deaths, and suicide rates: crime violence. Graphs.
Driving with Care Alcohol Other Drugs and Driving Safety Education Strategies for Responsible Living
- Author : Kenneth W. Wanberg
- Publisher : SAGE
- Release Date : 2004-11-10
- Genre : Psychology
- Pages : 240
- ISBN : 1412905958
This is a 12-session, 24-hour education program for impaired driving offenders who have at least minimal indicators of past problems associated with AOD use or misuse and whose arrest BAC was at the impaired driving level. Level II Education helps clients to understand how problem behaviors are learned and how those behaviors are strengthened. They develop a good understanding of their involvement in impaired driving and how their state laws apply to that involvement. Clients learn how their own AOD use fits clinically identified patterns and cycles of AOD use and misuse. They develop strategies and skills to prevent future problems of use and misuse and involvement in DWI behavior: relapse and recidivism prevention.