Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery
Gary L. Fisher, Nancy A. Roget
SAGE, 2009 - Medical - 1152 pages
"The scope includes behavioral addictions such as eating disorders, gambling and compulsive shopping. Preparation of the profession is heavily featured in numerous articles on standards, training, ethics and professional organizations. An emphasis on expectations and current practice make this set and excellent resource for those preparing for work in their fields. Therefore, this title is highly appropriate for academic libraries."
The Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery is intended for use by pre-service and in-service addiction prevention and treatment providers and allied professionals in the fields of criminal justice, counseling, social work, public health, nursing, medicine, other health care professions, education, and family studies.
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Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and RecoveryUser Review - Book Verdict
Intended for professionals involved in the prevention and treatment of substance abuse in the allied health fields of criminal justice, social work, nursing medicine, and education, this work provides authoritative coverage of the neurobiology of addiction, models of addiction, sociocultural perspectives on drug use, family and community factors, prevention, the criminal justice system and substance abuse, assessment, and diagnosis. The 350 A-to-Z entries are arranged into 18 general topics, with an appendix listing information on relevant drugs and substances. Edited by Fisher, former director of the University of Nevada's Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT), and Roget, current director of CASAT, the articles focus on practical knowledge and skills for preservice and in-service professionals, including substance abuse counselors and prevention professionals. Concepts of addiction and treatment practices get the spotlight, but commonly used and abused drugs, including recreational, prescription, and over-the-counter, also are addressed. BOTTOM LINE This comphrehensive resource makes a great companion to works such as Edith M. Freeman's Substance Abuse Treatment (Sage, 1993), Gary L. Fisher and Thomas C. Harrison's Substance Abuse (4th ed., Allyn & Bacon, 2008), and most of the works in Guilford's "Substance Abuse" series. Highly recommended for research and academic libraries. [Available electronically via Sage eReference as well as Gale Virtual Reference Library.]-Luis J. Gonzalez, Hunter Coll. Libs., New York