Sourcebook on Substance Abuse

Sourcebook on Substance Abuse

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This book is an empirically based, clinically sound reference on substance abuse disorders, dispelling the myths about, demystifying misinformation regarding, and applying anecdotes toward empirically based treatments. This book moves professional practice toward a more positive and clinically sound future. Viewing substance abuse from multiple perspectives - etiology, epidemiology, assessment, and treatment - this book serves as a reference to health care providers for up-to-date assessment instruments and treatment techniques. Sections I - III focus on epidemiology, development perspectives, and etiology. Section IV, Methods and Evaluation, presents the latest in drug toxicology, psychiatric assessment, psychological evaluation of alcohol and drug abuse in youth and adults, neuropsychological assessment, and family assessment. Section V covers the latest findings in psychodynamic psychotherapy, relapse prevention, network therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, short-term motivational therapy, 12-step recovery, pharmacotherapy, and social skill training. A final section presents details on special programs and treatments for specific addictions, such as those for adolescents, methadone maintenance, inpatient treatment, harm reduction, smoking cessation, adult children of alcoholics, and intervention issues for women. For professionals who address the increasing requirements of the managed health care system for cost effective, observable, and measurable treatment outcomes.Indeed some of the clearest negative effects, both physical and psychological, emerged regarding exposure to the legal ... and alcohol, partially due to the lengthier period of study and better quality of research that exists for these substances. ... Teratology, 50, 13-18. ... Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed.). ... Barr, H. M., Streissguth, A. P., Darby, B. L., aamp; Sampson, P. D. (1990). ... Relief of the emotional factor in labor with parenterally administered diazepam.

Title:Sourcebook on Substance Abuse
Author:Peggy J. Ott, Ralph E. Tarter, Robert T. Ammerman
Publisher: - 1999


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