A Choice Theory Approach To Drug And Alcohol Abuse

Author by : Michael Rice
Languange : en
Publisher by : Madeira Publishing Company
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Description : Choice Theory takes a look at the abuser/addict's behavior and deals with the client's unhappiness as the cause of their use and reliance on a substance to deal with stress and unwanted emotions. Constant use ultimately leads to eventual dependence as a result of the body's adjustment to living with a drug that is continuously being introduced into the body and brain. Michael emphatically states: "A mental illness? NO! A character disorder? Not a chance! Substance abuse/dependence is no more than an individual's desire to satisfy an uncomfortable situation with a more comfortable state of mind, physically and mentally, and as a result, the body has become accustomed to it and has adjusted to it's prevalence in the body and brain." The Choice Theory approach deals with creating new or reconnecting relationships with the important people in one's life as well as learning new methods to deal with unhappiness instead of trying to satisfy it with short term pleasure from a drug.


Substance Abuse

Author by : Joyce H. Lowinson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Description : The premier text on substance abuse and addictive behaviors is now in its updated and expanded Fourth Edition, with up-to-the-minute insights from more than 150 experts at the front lines of patient management and research. This edition features expanded coverage of the neurobiology of abused substances, new pharmacologic therapies for addictions, and complete information on “club drugs” such as Ecstasy. New sections focus on addiction in children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly and women’s health issues, including pregnancy. The expanded behavioral addictions section now includes hoarding, shopping, and computer/Internet abuse. Includes access to a Companion wesbite that has fully searchable text.


A Handbook On Drug And Alcohol Abuse

Author by : Gail Winger
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : This comprehensive text on the pharmacological, medical, and legal aspects of drug abuse has been thoroughly updated for the Fourth Edition, and a new chapter on club drugs added. The chapter on medical effects was completely rewritten to focus on infections that develop in i.v. drug abusers, and information on the international regulation of drug use was added to the chapter on drug abuse and the law. The book is written at a level appropriate for upper level undergraduate students, graduate or medical students, and drug counselors. All major drugs of abuse are covered: tobacco, opioids, central stimulants (including cocaine, amphetamine, and caffeine), alcohol and other sedatives, marijuana, club drugs (MDMA, GHB, and ketamine), hallucinogens, and volatile solvents. For each type the authors discuss history and culture, the characteristic patterns of use, subjective and physiological effects, mechanisms of pharmacological action, and toxic effects. Epidemiological aspects are discussed as well as pharmacological treatment possibilities where applicable.


Alcohol And Drug Problems At Work

Author by : International Labour Office
Languange : en
Publisher by : International Labour Organization
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Description : This manual contains guidance for companies of all sizes on how to design, implement and manage workplace substance abuse prevention programmes. Prepared in collaboration with the UN Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention, it draws upon the lessons learned from a wide range of prevention initiatives set up by companies around the world. Issues considered include: the physiological effects of alcoholism and drug abuse, substance abuse and the workplace, the shift in emphasis towards the prevention approach, programme planning and sustainability strategies, and linkage with community support services for workers.


Drug And Alcohol Abuse

Author by : Marc A. Schuckit
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Written to serve the needs of clinicians handling emergency problems, and the student seeking an introduction to abused substances, the new fifth edition of this acclaimed text offers the most up-to-date clinically oriented guide available in the field of drug and alcohol abuse. This valuable work continues to set the standard for substance abuse research.


Drugs Alcohol And Social Problems

Author by : James D. Orcutt
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Total Read : 53
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Description : This is the true story of:Sweetie Peetie The Perfect Pit Bull!You will follow Sweetie Peetie from her puppy hood through her antics of everyday life.Sweetie Peetie will show you, that pit bulls are really just misunderstood by people, and are the most perfect breed of all!


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.


Preventing Alcohol Abuse

Author by : David J. Hanson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : The authors argue that cross-cultural and scientific studies yield evidence that the present policies in the US which seek to control alcohol consumption are ineffective. They argue that the distinctions between acceptable and unacceptable drinking should be clarified and that, rather than stigmatiz


Encyclopedia Of Substance Abuse Prevention Treatment And Recovery

Author by : Gary L. Fisher
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : 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.


Drug Abuse

Author by : Bruce Edelfield
Languange : en
Publisher by : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
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Total Read : 68
Total Download : 931
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Description : Describes drug abuse, the effects on the body, mind, and emotions, and when abuse becomes an addiction.