Description : 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.
Description : 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.
Description : Flexible, nondogmatic, and eminently practical, the book focuses on "what works" in addressing SUDs from initial assessment through early, middle, and later stages of treatment."--Jacket.
Description : The 14 clearly written articles included in this collection exemplify the best of sociological scholarship on drug and alcohol problems. The readings strike a balance between constructionist, epidemiological, and ethnographic approaches to the study of drinking, drug use, and related problems such as domestic violence, crime, and the spread of HIV/AIDS. Visit our website for sample chapters!
Description : Topics included in the framework are as follows: initiating a community-wide prevention effort; leadership; maintaining the momentum; activities; building resources; assessment (knowing the impact of prevention efforts); and partnerships through cooperation, coordination, and collaboration). The purpose of the framework is to state clearly and succinctly the parameters to guide a community in developing an effective prevention effort.
Description : Spiritual issues and forgiveness are often neglected topics in treatment programs for substance abusers. Spirituality and Religiousness and Alcohol/Other Drug Problems brings those underrated components of recovery to the forefront through current research, case studies, and the insight of experts in the field of spirituality as well as drug/alcohol treatment. This unique book illustrates the important interrelationship among religiousness, spirituality, forgiveness, and alcohol and drug use and abuse throughout the lifespan. The contributors examine the effects of religiousness and spirituality on recovery in relation to more widely recognized supports. Each chapter is extensively referenced, and most include tables and/or figures that make difficult information easy to understand and work with.