Drug Addiction And Substance Use Disorders

Author by : Nicole Horning
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
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Description : Drug addiction and substance use disorders affect millions worldwide. This essential guide to a growing problem helps readers gain a deeper understanding of how people can become addicted to drugs and the dangerous effects of drug and alcohol abuse. Through annotated quotations by experts in the field, treatments for these disorders are explained. Information is provided on current research and how various countries handle drug and alcohol abuse. Sidebars and graphs are included to help readers fully understand how the problem affects society, thereby reducing the stigma surrounding drug and alcohol addiction.


Addiction Recovery

Author by : David Craft
Languange : en
Publisher by : David Craft
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Description : Feeling as if you are at war with yourself? Feeling as if your thoughts and your emotions are drowning you and you have no strength to fight, but you are ready to fight back and you are ready to take that first step and turn your life around? We are talking about addiction which can destroy lives not only the lives of addicts but also the lives of their family members and friends. Addiction, whether it is a substance abuse disorder or alcohol dependency, it is a brain disease and just like other types of diseases it is treatable. Struggling with alcohol or drug addiction does not mean that you are a bad person, that you do not have enough will power or strength to quit. Struggling with an addiction in many ways comes as extremely difficult with different challenges and obstacles addicts come across. However, since you are here, you have already made the most important step which is wanting to change your life for the better. Struggling with maintaining your personal relationships, struggling to keep your mood and energy up? Struggling financially and seeing not a single way out? This is what addiction can do to a man, it simply destroys everything you love and you care about. There is no magical pill which can make things better, but there is only you, your strength and commitment to make a change. This book helps on that journey providing valuable tools and strategies which when embraced will lead you towards your road to recovery. Inside You Will Discover What is addiction and main symptoms of addiction How mental health and addiction are related What are the main causes of addiction What are substance abuse disorders and alcohol use disorders How alcohol and drugs negatively affect both physical and mental health How to battle addiction in a healthy way Effective addiction recovery strategies to embrace And much much more... Get this book NOW, say no to addiction for good and embrace sobriety as your new way of living!


Living With Alcoholism And Drug Addiction

Author by : Nicholas Lessa
Languange : en
Publisher by : Infobase Publishing
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Description : Explores the factors that lead to addiction, how to recognize it, and how to treat it an cope with its aftermath.


Neuropathology Of Drug Addictions And Substance Misuse Volume 1

Author by : Victor R. Preedy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Academic Press
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Description : Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse, Volume One: Foundations of Understanding, Tobacco, Alcohol, Cannabinoids, Opioids and Emerging Addictions provides the latest research in an area that shows that the neuropathological features of one addiction are often applicable to those of others. The book also details how a further understanding of these commonalties can provide a platform for the study of specific addictions in greater depth, all in an effort to create new modes of understanding, causation, prevention, and treatment. The three volumes in this series address new research and challenges, offering comprehensive coverage on the adverse consequences of the most common drugs of abuse, with each volume serving to update the reader's knowledge on the broader field of addiction, while also deepening our understanding of specific addictive substances. Volume One addresses tobacco, alcohol, cannabinoids, and opioids, with each section providing data on the general, molecular/cellular, and structural/functional neurological aspects of a given substance, along with a focus on the adverse consequences of addictions. Provides a modern approach on the pathology of substances of abuse, offering an evidence based ethos for understanding the neurology of addictions Fills an existing gap in the literature by proving a one-stop-shopping synopsis of everything to do with the neuropathology of drugs of addiction and substance misuse Includes a list of abbreviations, abstracts, applications to other addictions and substance misuse, mini-dictionary of terms, summary points, 6+ figures and tables, and full references in each chapter Offers coverage of preclinical, clinical, and population studies, from the cell to whole organs, and the genome to whole body


Substance Use Disorders

Author by : H. Thomas Milhorn
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This practical and timely book provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art guidance on how primary care clinicians can best care for patients with substance use disorders. The book covers the major drugs of abuse, as well as the more recent ones, detailing the biology of various addictions and all dimensions of clinical diagnosis and management. It is organized in four parts: (1) The Basics, (2) Psychoactive Substance Dependencies, (3) Diagnosis, Treatment, Recovery, Relapse, and the Family, and (4) Special Groups. Part I, The Basics, consists of an overview, the various definitions of substance dependence, and the pharmacology of addictive substances. Chapter 1, Overview, is an introductory chapter that covers material common to the entire field of substance dependence. Chapter 2 covers the various definitions of substance dependence, and Chapter 3 reviews the pharmacology of addictive substances. Part II, Psychoactive Substance Dependencies, explains the various drug dependencies—alcohol dependence, sedative-hypnotic dependence, opioid dependence, stimulant dependence, nicotine dependence, cannabis dependence, dissociative dependence, inhalant dependence, hallucinogen dependence, and anabolic steroid dependence. Part III addresses diagnosis, treatment, recovery, relapse, and the family. Part IV, Special Groups, discusses substance dependence in women, adolescents, the elderly, ethnic minority groups, co-occurring disorders, LGBT patients, HIV positive patients, and the impaired physician. In addition to primary care physicians, Substance Use Disorders: A Guide for the Primary Care Provider will serve as an invaluable resource to primary care nurse practitioners and physician assistants, as well as medical students, primary care residents, emergency medicine physicians, ASAM and APA certified addictionists and those studying for certification in those specialties, psychiatrists, psychologists, and alcohol/drug counselors.


The Stigma Of Addiction

Author by : Jonathan D. Avery
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book explores the stigma of addiction and discusses ways to improve negative attitudes for better health outcomes. Written by experts in the field of addiction, the text takes a reader-friendly approach to the essentials of addiction stigma across settings and demographics. The authors reveal the challenges patients face in the spaces that should be the safest, including the home, the workplace, the justice system, and even the clinical community. The text aims to deliver tools to professionals who work with individuals with substance use disorders and lay persons seeking to combat stigma and promote recovery. The Stigma of Addiction is an excellent resource for psychiatrists, addiction medicine specialists, students across specialties, researchers, public health officials, and individuals with substance use disorders and their families.


Substance And Non Substance Addiction

Author by : Xiaochu Zhang
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book focuses on the similarities and differences between substance and non-substance addictions. It discusses in detail the mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of substance and non-substance addictions, and addresses selected prospects that will shape future studies on addiction. Addiction is a global problem that costs millions of lives tremendous damage year after year. There are mainly two types of addition: substance addiction (e.g., nicotine, alcohol, cannabis, heroin, stimulants, etc.) and non-substance addiction (e.g., gambling, computer gaming, Internet, etc.). Based on existing evidence, both types of addiction produce negative impacts on individuals’ physical, mental, social and financial well-being, and share certain common mechanisms, which involve a dysfunction of the neural reward system and specific gene transcription factors. However, there are also key differences between these two types of addiction. Covering these aspects systematically, the book will provide researchers and graduate students alike a better understanding of drug and behavioral addictions.


A Contemporary Approach To Substance Use Disorders And Addiction Counseling

Author by : Ford Brooks
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Written as an introduction to the field of addiction counseling, this text covers the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to counsel people who are struggling with addiction. Drs. Brooks and McHenry provide a straightforward and holistic approach to treatment and recovery, from the major theoretical underpinnings, to assessment and diagnosis, to relapse prevention and spirituality. With a focus on current clinical applications and how-tos, this book is ideal both for master’s-level addictions courses and mental health clinicians. Topics covered are cultural and gender issues, including work with LGBT clients; drug classifications and referral; assessment, diagnosis, and interview techniques; the continuum from nonuse to addiction; work in college/university, school, and community/mental health agency settings; developmental approaches in treatment; the role of the family; grief and loss in addiction; group counseling; relapse and recovery; spirituality and support groups; addictions training, certification, and ethics; and the importance of counselor self-care. Exploration questions and suggested activities are presented in each chapter. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website here. *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]


Drug Addiction And Substance Abuse Recovery

Author by : David Craft
Languange : en
Publisher by : David Craft
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Description : Feeling as if your addiction is taking control over your life? Feeling as if your addictive behavior is taking a toll on your personal relationships, on your career or work performance? Feeling as if there is no way out from that vicious cycle which in the long run destroys lives? If you are looking for ways to help with overcoming your addiction, your fears and your weaknesses, you are in the right place. The truth is that substance addiction, can destroy lives, not only the lives of addicts, but also the lives of their close friends and family members. However, addiction is a chronic disease and just like every other illness of this type, it is treatable. It is not easy to break free, and overcome addiction, but most certainly it is not impossible. You have probably made some attempts in order to break free, in order to reduce the amount or in order to quit completely. You have probably experienced those major withdrawal effects as well as addiction consequences and you have failed to get back on the right track. Sounds familiar? If it does, this book is here to help you by guiding you from the very first moment which is making that decision to change to every other step along the way. As you embark on this journey, you need to keep in mind that the support and treatment you get are only there to help you, while you are the only one who can make things happen. Inside You Will Discover: What addiction is and what complex conditions are related to addiction. How addiction is related to mental health illnesses. What a dual diagnosis is. What are substance abuse disorders. Stages, types, signs and symptoms of addiction. What major addiction risk factors are. How to overcome addiction using a step by step approach. Your addiction recovery self-help guide And much, much more... Get this book NOW, embrace life-altering changes, learn how to cope your addiction triggers and finally get back to living a meaningful life!


Addiction In The Lives Of Registered Nurses And Their Wake Up Jolt To Recovery

Author by : Carol Stanford
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : This book is a revelation and warning to the public and the healthcare community of the hidden impact and consequences of improperly confronting substance abuse within the nursing profession. It allows nurses to express in their own voices the risks and devastation of addiction and their journeys into recovery.


Neuropathology Of Drug Addictions And Substance Misuse Volume 3

Author by : Victor R. Preedy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Academic Press
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Description : Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse, Volume 3: General Processes and Mechanisms, Prescription Medications, Caffeine and Areca, Polydrug Misuse, Emerging Addictions and Non-Drug Addictions is the third of three volumes in this informative series and offers a comprehensive examination of the adverse consequences of the most common drugs of abuse. Each volume serves to update the reader’s knowledge on the broader field of addiction as well as to deepen understanding of specific addictive substances. Volume 3 addresses prescription medications, caffeine, polydrug misuse, and non-drug addictions. Each section provides data on the general, molecular, cellular, structural, and functional neurological aspects of a given substance, with a focus on the adverse consequences of addictions. Research shows that the neuropathological features of one addiction are often applicable to those of others, and understanding these commonalties provides a platform for studying specific addictions in more depth and may ultimately lead researchers toward new modes of understanding, causation, prevention and treatment. However, marshalling data on the complex relationships between addictions is difficult due to the myriad of material and substances. Offers a modern approach to understanding the pathology of substances of abuse, offering an evidence-based ethos for understanding the neurology of addictions Fills an existing gap in the literature by serving as a “one-stop-shopping synopsis of everything to do with the neuropathology of drugs of addiction and substance misuse Includes in each chapter: list of abbreviations, abstract, introduction, applications to other addictions and substance misuse, mini-dictionary of terms, summary points, 6+ figures and tables, full references Offers coverage of preclinical, clinical, and population studies, from the cell to whole organs, and from the genome to whole body


Basic And Clinical Science Of Substance Related Disorders

Author by : Dieter Ladewig
Languange : en
Publisher by : Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
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Description : This book presents the latest findings originating from the symposium on 'Basic and Clinical Science of Substance Related Disorders' held in May 1998 in Basel. Its emphasis lays on the importance of the interdisciplinary aspect of addiction research. The book gives specialists like neurobiologists, social scientists, health promoters, and other professionals dealing with drug addiction an insight into the diversity of the topic's biological, psychological and social dimensions.


Social Work Practice In The Addictions

Author by : Michael G. Vaughn
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Social workers represent the largest body of addiction and mental health service providers, and there is a consistent need for up-to-date information. Social Work Practice in the Addictions is a comprehensive evidence-based volume. Contributing authors of this volume have been carefully selected to ensure representation of the leading social work addiction researchers. Additionally, researchers from other allied fields, including psychiatry, psychology, and public health, will also be involved to ensure a strong interdisciplinary perspective. Unlike other texts on addiction, this book incorporates ideas of social justice, practice with diverse communities, and ethics to represent the entire knowledge base of social work.


Alcohol And Drug Abuse Problems Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author by : Oxford University Press
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of social work find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In social work, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of social work. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.


The Oxford Handbook Of Substance Use And Substance Use Disorders

Author by : Kenneth J. Sher
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Substance use and substance use disorders (SUDs) have been documented in a number of cultures since the beginnings of recorded time and represent major societal concerns in the present day. The Oxford Handbook of Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders provides comprehensive reviews of key areas of inquiry into the fundamental nature of substance use and SUDs, their features, causes, consequences, course, treatment, and prevention. It is clear that understanding these various aspects of substance use and SUDs requires a multidisciplinary perspective that considers the pharmacology of drugs of abuse, genetic variation in these acute and chronic effects, and psychological processes in the context of the interpersonal and cultural contexts. Comprising two volumes, this Handbook also highlights a range of opportunities and challenges facing those interested in the basic understanding of the nature of these phenomena and novel approaches to assess, prevent, and treat these conditions with the goal of reducing the enormous burden these problems place on our global society. Chapters in Volume 1 cover the historical and cultural contexts of substance use and its consequences, its epidemiology and course, etiological processes from the perspective of neuropharmacology, genetics, personality, development, motivation, and the interpersonal and larger social environment. Chapters in Volume 2 cover major health and social consequences of substance involvement, psychiatric comorbidity, assessment, and interventions. Each chapter highlights key issues in the respective topic area and raises unanswered questions for future research. All chapters are authored by leading scholars in each topic. The level of coverage is sufficiently deep to be of value to both trainees and established scientists and clinicians interested in an evidenced-based approach.


Dual Diagnosis Drug Addiction And Mental Illness

Author by : Malinda Miller
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : Having a drug addiction is hard enough. So is having a mental illness such as schizophrenia, depression, or an anxiety disorder. Imagine having them both. You'll find out what that's like in Dual Diagnosis: Drug Addiction and Mental Illness. Many people suffer from both an addiction to a drug and another mental illness, making everyday life almost impossible. Dual Diagnosis explores ways to deal with dangerous addictions on top of mental illness. The book covers what addictions and mental illnesses are, diagnosis, and multiple treatment options. You'll also read inspirational stories about people who have suffered with—and overcome-dual diagnosis.


Treating Women With Substance Use Disorders During Pregnancy

Author by : Hendree E. Jones
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Total Read : 47
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Description : This book provides a first in-depth, comprehensive, and evidenced-based overview of the treatment of substance use disorders in the pregnant patient. It provides readers with materials that will not only aid them in identifying, assessing, and understanding the issues involved in treating these women, but also the practical tools to implement the best practices from comprehensive care programs specializing in this sort of treatment. Each chapter strikes a balance between the best scientific information available and reasoned, clinical wisdom to fill in where evidence-based information is unavailable -- all in a form that is practical and accessible. It is a valuable tool for clinicians and service providers across disciplines.


Addiction Recovery

Author by : David Craft
Languange : en
Publisher by : Independently Published
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Description : Feeling as you are at war with yourself? Feeling as your thoughts and your emotions are drowning you and you have no strength to fight, but you are ready to fight back and you are ready that take that first step and turn your life around? We are talking about addiction which can destroy lives not only the lives of addicts but also the lives of their family members and friends. Addiction whether it is a substance abuse disorder or alcohol dependency, it is a brain disease and just like other types of diseases it is treatable. Struggling with alcohol or drug addiction does not mean that you are a bad person, that you do not have enough will power or strength to quit, it means that you were unfortunate to step into that extremely vicious cycle which in order to be broken requires from you to have a lifelong commitment which does not come easy. Struggling with an addition in many ways comes as extremely difficult with different challenges and obstacles addicts come across. However, since you are here, you have already made the most important step which is wanting to change your life for the better. Struggling with maintaining your personal relationships, struggling to keep your mood and energy up? Struggling financially and seeing not a single way out? This is what addiction can do to a man, it simply destroys everything you love and you care about. There is no magical pill which can make things better, but there is only you, your strength and commitment to make a change. This book helps on that journey providing valuable tools and strategies which when embraced will lead you towards your road to recovery. Inside You Will Discover What is addiction and main symptoms of addiction How mental health and addiction are related What are main causes of addiction What are substance abuse disorders and alcohol use disorders How alcohol and drugs negatively affect both physical and mental health How to battle addiction in a healthy way Effective addiction recovery strategies to embrace And much much more... Get this book NOW, say no to addiction for good and embrace sobriety as your new way of living!★★ Special 2-In-1 Deal - Buy The Paperback Version And Get The Ebook For FREE! ★★


Addictive Disorders In Medical Populations

Author by : Norman S. Miller
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : This book has a much wider focus than traditional books written about drug and alcohol addictions. This unique book is written by medical specialists who diagnose, treat and research addictive disorders in their specialities. Thus, it meets the needs of the typical medical practitioner who wants to learn about and treat patients with addictive disorders in their practices. Because alcohol and drug problems are so prevalent and affect medical conditions profoundly, the medical specialist will improve their knowledge and skill to diagnose and treat addictive disorders in their specialties. Drug and alcohol addictions occur commonly in medical populations; 25–50% of patients seen by primary care physicians have alcohol and drug disorders, with even higher prevalence in certain medical specialty populations. Drug use (including illicit drug use and actual or perceived misuse of prescribed medications), alcohol use, and what has been called unhealthy drinking are even more common in trauma centers and our society. Currently, there are no authoritative addiction texts that focus on the identification, intervention and management of either “addictive disorders in medical populations” or “medical complications in addiction populations”. Neurobiological progress in the field of addiction has been amazing and evidence-based treatments have developed at a phenomenal pace, with bench to office applications for tobacco, alcohol and drugs. Pharmacological and psychosocial treatments are described here in detail and in practical terms. The medical and mental complications of addiction are explained comprehensively throughout the text. Clinical considerations are the predominant theme, with the standards of clinical practice grounded in the most current research. The chapters include practical presentations of both clinical and research materials, with instruments for screening and assessment and treatment. It will be useful for all those seeking information to help a patient or family with a tobacco, alcohol or drug problem. We hope this book can give answers and direction to the identification and management of addictions and their medical complications in patient populations.


Exploring Gender And Sex Differences In Behavioral Dyscontrol From Drug Addiction To Impulse Control Disorders

Author by : Liana Fattore
Languange : en
Publisher by : Frontiers Media SA
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Description : Males and females exhibit discrete attitudes and skills, experience dissimilar emotional and psychological needs, and react differently to peer pressure, lack of self-realization, or other personal and social expectations. In addition, they are differently influenced by family history, and diverge in the perception of self-image and health risks. To complicate the matter on gender dichotomy, male testosterone levels markedly vary over the course of the day, while female levels of sex hormones significantly fluctuate depending upon the menstrual cycle, the pre- or post-menopausal age, and the use of oral contraceptives. All of these factors interact with genetic background and sex hormonal fluctuations, and determine the differences observed in their predisposition to develop an addiction. This term is traditionally associated to the abuse of legal and illegal substances. However, a compulsion toward the engagement in a non-drug-related rewarding behavior, usually involving a natural reward, also activates the brain reward system and engenders persistent behavior, thus resulting in a diminished control over it. These latter behaviors are defined as “behavioral addictions”. This definition encompasses any behavior characterized by the followings: i) feeling of tension or arousal before the action; ii) gratification and/or relief at the time of performing the act; iii) inability to resist an urge or drive even against great obstacles or dangers; iv) absence of consideration for the negative consequences that may affect family, friends, and/or work. As such, behavioral addictions include compulsive food intake and sexual activity, pathological gambling and Internet addiction, excessive exercising, compulsive buying and pyromania. These behaviors, which are often classified as "impulse control disorders", result in actions that are harmful to oneself and/or others, share common features (e.g. compulsiveness, impulsivity, impaired decision-making, craving, tolerance, withdrawal, high rates of relapse), and involve dysfunction of several brain circuits. Derangement from functional neurobiological mechanisms underpinning both sensitivity to reward and inhibitory control can also lead to compulsive behaviors. For instance, pathological gambling and other impulse control disorders (e.g., hypersexuality, compulsive painting, eating and buying) are often reported in Parkinson's disease patients. Gender-dependent differences in the rate of initiation and frequency of misuse of addicting drugs have been widely described. Yet, men and women also differ in their propensity to become addicted to other rewarding stimuli (e.g. sex, food) or activities (e.g. gambling, exercising). The goal of the present Research Topic is to explore and summarize current evidence for gender (and sex) differences not only in drug addiction, but also in other forms of addictive behaviors. Thus, it will include studies showing gender-dependent differences in drug addiction, food addiction, compulsive sexual activity, pathological gambling, Internet addiction and physical exercise addiction. Psychiatric comorbidity, potential risk factors and the underlying neural mechanisms will be also examined, with particular emphasis to the role of sex hormones in modulating addictive and compulsive behaviors.


Substance Use Disorders

Author by : Antoine Douaihy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Substance use disorders (SUDs) are common among many patients with medical and psychiatric disorders. Professionals from all medical and behavioral health disciplines must address SUDs to provide optimal care to patients. Failure to do so may contribute to morbidity and mortality in cases of more severe substance dependence. This new volume in the Pittsburgh Pocket Psychiatry series provides a comprehensive overview of substance use disorders for medical students and psychiatric residents. It is aimed particularly at increasing student's knowledge and skills in addressing SUDs. The handy pocket-sized book focuses on those substances used, abused and leading to addiction and the clinical implications of SUDs. Epidemiology, etiology, classifications of SUDs, screening and assessment, and pharmacotherapy and psychosocial interventions are discussed alongside case histories illustrating the material covered. Questions for the reader stimulate thinking about specific cases and how the medical student or resident can help patients with SUDs. Additional chapters focus on problems caused or worsened by SUDs such as Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. Relapse and recovery are also explored given many patients with substance dependence relapse. Adolescents with SUDs, prevention and harm reduction interventions are also reviewed. The concept of rom SUDs is incorporated in many of the chapters. Medical, psychological, family and cultural aspects of addiction and recovery are addressed, providing the reader with a broad framework for understanding and helping patients with SUDs, as well as their families. An extensive list of online resources is provided that includes mutual support programs as well as professionals and organizations who offer helpful materials and programs for patients with SUDs. Contributing authors represent medicine, psychiatry, social work, psychology in diverse treatment settings. Many authors are also researchers and all are educators involved in mentoring medical students, residents, fellows and other health care professionals.


Alcohol And Drug Abuse

Author by : Shekhar Saxena
Languange : en
Publisher by : New Age International
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Description : This Book Which Is Arguably The First Of Its Kind In The Country, Systematically Explains The Various Issues Involved In The Management Of Substance Abuse Disorders. After Presenting A Brief Historical Overview Of Drug Abuse This Book Explains The Concept Of Abuse And Dependence. Diagnosis, Epidemiology And A Etiology Of Drug Abuse Disorders Are Then Explained. It Also Discusses In Detail The Various Substances Which Are Being Abused (Pharmacology, Mechanism Of Action Etc.) Treatment And Management Of These Disorders Are Also Explained In Detail.The Book Provides Useful Information Of Legal And Policy Issues Involving Drug Abuse Disorders. It Concludes With Chapters On Prevention, Dual-Diagnosis, And Future Trends And Directions.The Book Would Serve As An Excellent Text Not Only For Students Pursuing Courses In Medical Sciences And Mental Health, But Also For Various Health Professionals (Doctors, Medical-Social Workers, Councillors, Psychologists) Working In This Area As Well.


Group Therapy For Substance Use Disorders

Author by : Linda Carter Sobell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Guilford Press
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Description : This authoritative book presents a groundbreaking evidence-based approach to conducting therapy groups for persons with substance use disorders. The approach integrates cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, and relapse prevention techniques, while capitalizing on the power of group processes. Clinicians are provided with a detailed intervention framework and clear-cut strategies for helping clients to set and meet their own treatment goals. More than two dozen ready-to-use reproducible assessment tools, handouts, homework exercises, and session outlines are supplied in a convenient large-size format. This book will be invaluable to clinical psychologists, social workers, substance abuse counselors, and other clinicians who treat clients with addiction and substance use problems. It may also serve as a supplemental text in graduate-level courses.


Neuropsychological Aspects Of Substance Use Disorders

Author by : Daniel N. Allen
Languange : en
Publisher by : OUP USA
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Description : In Neuropsychological Aspects of Substance Use Disorders, internationally recognized experts provide clinicians with a translational overview of basic research and treatment findings regarding addictions, neuropsychological and neurological sequalae of the most common substances of abuse.


Drug Abuse And Addiction In Medical Illness

Author by : Joris C. Verster
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Drug abuse and addiction are common in clinical practice. Often they interfere with patient treatment or require an alternative approach. Drug Abuse and Addiction in Medical Illness: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment is a major contribution to the literature, a gold standard title offering a comprehensive range of topics for those who care for patients with addiction, conduct research in this area, or simply have an interest in the field. Offering state-of-the-art information for all those working with drug abusing or addicted patients, or for those interested in this topic from other research perspectives, the volume is a first of its kind book -- rich, comprehensive, yet focused, addressing the needs of the very active theoretical, basic, and clinical research in the field. Comprised of 46 chapters organized in four sections and developed by the leading international experts, Drug Abuse and Addiction in Medical Illness: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment covers virtually every core, as well as contemporary, topic on addiction, from the established theories to the most modern research and development in the field. Enhancing the educational value of the volume, every chapter includes an abstract and two boxes summarizing learning objectives and directions for future research. Drug Abuse and Addiction in Medical Illness: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment discusses the topic in a authoritative, systematic manner and is an indispensable reference for all clinicians and researchers interested in this rapidly changing field.


Substance Use Disorders And Addictions

Author by : Keith Morgen
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE Publications
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Description : Based on a decade of research and theory, Substance Use Disorders and Addictions examines co-occurring psychiatric disorders as the norm with substance use disorders and addictions. With more than 20 years of experience in the field as a clinician, a researcher, a program developer, and an instructor, Keith Morgen encourages a holistic approach to working with individuals, using a single case example throughout the text to encourage the sequential application of concepts to co-occurring disorders. With DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, the 2014 ACA code of ethics, and 2016 CACREP standards integrated throughout, readers will benefit from this applied and cutting-edge introduction to the field. "Keith Morgen presents an outstanding updated text on substance use disorders where students will be able to better conceptualize treating the substance use disordered client while adhering to common clinical work flows integrating the DSM-5, the ACA’s 2014 code, of ethics and the latest CACREP standards." –Kevin A. Freeman, Mercer University Substance Use Disorders and Addictions is part of the Counseling and Professional Identity Series. To learn more about each text in the series, please visit www.sagepub.com/cpiseries.


Substance Use Disorders

Author by : Charles E. Dodgen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier
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Description : 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. Key Features * 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


Drug Addiction And Related Clinical Problems

Author by : Alessandro Tagliamonte
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Many of the questions related to the treatment of drug addiction originate from the confusion that still characterizes this issue, even though biology is irreversibly changing our outlook on the physiology and psychopathology of the mind. In fact, prejudices stemming from the archaic concept of mind-body dualism are so difficult to eradicate that even a skilled psychiatrist may find it hard to distinguish a psychiatric symptom from a socially transgressive behavior. The dilemma becomes even more salient for drug addiction, since many of the substances which induce abuse and dependence are illegal, and their production, trade and use are forbidden by law. If the use of heroin is connoted as a crime, it may become controversial to recognize its chronic sequelae as a disease. Hence, withdrawal symptoms may alternatively be attributed to drug effects, or labelled as immoral attitudes arising from a vicious personality. However, the physician's judgement, which has to be merely instrumental at improving the patient's quality of life, should never be influenced by such complex setting. In fact, the only concern of the physician must be that of ascertaining the causes of symptoms and of removing them: if symptoms are induced by the toxic effect of a drug, he has to use the most effective antidote, and then proceed towards a detoxification; if they are due to withdrawal, a substitutive substance should be given initially. In the case of narcotics, substitutive therapy on a maintenance basis may become mandatory.


Pocket Guide To Addiction Assessment And Treatment

Author by : Petros Levounis
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Psychiatric Pub
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Description : Ambivalence, poor adherence to treatment, serious psychiatric and medical comorbidities -- the difficulties posed by patients of substance use disorders are among the most challenging for practitioners to face. Given that only 10% of patients with these disorders actually receive specialized addiction treatment, it's clear that physicians in all medical and surgical specialties need to become comfortable assessing and treating substance use disorders. The Pocket Guide to Addiction Assessment and Treatment is designed specifically to aid a wide range of clinicians, regardless of their training in addiction, to more confidently assess and treat this patient population. The book's practical, actionable content is divided into three sections -- Fundamentals of Addiction, Substances and Behaviors, and Treatment -- that address topics including: The neurobiology of addiction How to recognize and treat intoxication, withdrawal from, and addiction to substances such as alcohol, anabolic-androgenic steroids, benzodiazepines, cannabis, opioids, stimulants, and tobacco, as well as hallucinogens, inhalants, and caffeine Special issues with psychiatric and medical comorbidities, as well as with specific populations Behavioral addictions, with a special focus on gambling disorder Cognitive-behavioral therapy; 12-step programs; nutrition and exercise; spirituality, mindfulness, and meditation; and other treatment options, with examples of how each can be used with patients facing addictions With an accessible, easily referenced format, the Pocket Guide to Addiction Assessment and Treatment serves as a go-to resource for general psychiatrists, internists, family practitioners, pediatricians, emergency medicine physicians, psychiatric nurses, residents, medical students, and other practitioners involved in the addiction treatment field. And because all of the diagnostic discussions are DSM-5®--based, readers can be confident that they're getting the most relevant and up-to-date guidance on the topic.