Description : This wide-ranging handbook brings together experts in the sociology of drug abuse prevention. Providing a comprehensive overview of the accumulated knowledge on prevention theory, intervention design, and development and prevention research methodology, this work also promotes prevention science as an evolving field in the practice and policy of drug abuse prevention.
Description : This handbook provides a comprehensive examination of the past and present roles of drugs in society with a focus on theory, research, policy, and practice. Includes 28 original chapters with multi-disciplinary and international perspectives by top social and behavioral scientists Reviews current knowledge in the field, including key research findings, theoretical developments, and methodological debates Identifies ongoing controversies in the field, emergent topics, and areas in need of further inquiry Discusses individual drugs as well as topics like physiological theories of drug use and abuse, public health implications of drugs, patterns of drugs and crime, international drug trade and trafficking, and designer drugs
Author by : United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention
Languange : en
Publisher by : United Nations Publications
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Description : This handbook is based on the participatory process involving more than 33 youth drug abuse prevention programmes across the world, and it draws on the experiences, concerns and ideas of the youth and adults involved. Issues considered include: why young people take drugs; basic prevention principles; exploring the community's needs and developing a youth planning team.
Description : This book examines the current strides being made in evidence-based drug prevention, particularly with school-age youth. It explores decades of research and successful programs to help researchers, practitioners, and policy makers make further progress in preventing drug abuse.
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.
Description : The Substance Abuse Handbook succinctly presents the most clinically relevant information from Lowinson, Ruiz, Millman and Langrod's Substance Abuse: A Comprehensive Textbook, Fourth Edition. In a user-friendly format, this portable handbook provides all the information health care professionals need to diagnose and treat addictive disorders and associated medical conditions. Major sections cover etiological factors, substances of abuse, compulsive and addictive behaviors, evaluation and diagnostic classification, treatment modalities, management of associated medical conditions, substance abuse in children, adolescents, and the elderly, women's issues, special groups and settings, models of prevention, training and education, and policy issues.
Description : Today's youth face many risks, including drug abuse, violence, and HIV/AIDS. Responding to these risks before they become problems can be difficult. One of the goals of writing this book is to help the public understand the causes of drug abuse and to prevent its onset. Drug abuse has serious consequences in our homes, schools, and communities. From this book’s perspective, the use of all illicit drugs and the inappropriate use of illicit drugs are considered drug abuse. Prevention science has made great progress in recent years. Many interventions are being tested in "real-world" settings, so they can be more easily adapted for community use. Scientists are studying a broader range of populations and topics. They have identified, for example, effective interventions with younger populations to help prevent risk behaviors before drug abuse occurs. Researchers are also studying older teens, which are already using drugs to find ways to prevent further abuse or addiction. Practical issues, such as cost-benefitanalyses, are being studied. Presenting these findings to the public through this book is the most important responsibilities. I am pleased to offer this First edition of the publication, DRUG ABUSE - PROBLEM MANAGEMENT AND PREVENTION First Edition. The first edition offers updated principles, new questions and answers, new program information, and expanded references. This edition summarizes sections of the guide for community use. This book is designed as per the latest syllabus of Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar. I hope you will find this First edition useful and helpful. Prof. Punit [email protected]