CONCEPTS OF CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY, 7e, International Edition reflects the explosion of information regarding the understanding, identification, and treatment of addictive disorders. Doweiko examines the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, barbiturates, amphetamines, cocaine, opiates, and hallucinogens, as well as chemicals frequently left out of other books -- such as aerosols, steroids, and over-the-counter analgesics. Additionally, the text investigates solid strategies for working with clients, the differences between abusers and addicts; drug effects on children, teenagers, and pregnant and nursing women; and children of alcoholics.
Table of contents :
1. Why Worry About Recreational Chemical Abuse? 2. Statement of the Problem of Substance Abuse Disorders. 3. The Medical Model of Chemical Addiction. 4. Psychosocial Models of Substance Use Disorders. 5. Addiction as a Disease of the Human Spirit. 6. An Introduction to Pharmacology. 7. Alcohol: The Oldest Recreational Chemical. 8. Chronic Alcohol Abuse and Addiction. 9. Abuse and Addiction to the Barbiturates and Barbiturate-like Drugs. 10. Abuse of and Addiction to Benzodiazepines and Similar Agents. 11. Abuse of and Addiction to Amphetamines and CNS Stimulants. 12. Cocaine. 13. Marijuana Abuse and Addiction. 14. Opioid Abuse/Addiction. 15. Hallucinogen Abuse and Addiction. 16. Abuse of and Addiction to the Inhalants and Aerosols. 17. The Unrecognized Problem of Steroid Abuse and Addiction. 18. The Over-the Counter Analgesics: Unexpected Agents of Abuse. 19. Tobacco Products and Nicotine Addiction. 20. Chemicals and the Neonate: The Consequences of Drug Abuse During Pregnancy. 21. Gender and Substance Abuse Disorders. 22. The Hidden Faces of Chemical Dependency. 23. Chemical Abuse by Children and Adolescents. 24. The Dual-Diagnosis Clien: Chemical Addiction and Mental Illness. 25. Codependency and Enabling. 26. Addiction and the Family. 27. The Evaluation of Substance Use Problems. 28. The Process of Intervention. 29. The Treatment of Chemical Dependency. 30. The Process of Recovery. 31. Treatment Formats for Chemical-Dependency Rehabilitation. 32. Problems Frequently Encountered in the Treatment of Chemical Dependency. 33. Pharmacological Intervention Tactics and Substance Abuse. 34. Substance Abuse/Addiction and Infectious Disease. 35. Self-Help Groups. 36. Crime and Drug Use. 37. The Debate Around Legalization. Appendices. Glossary. References. Index.