Concepts of Chemical Dependency

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Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 558 pages
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This thoroughly revised and updated edition reflects the current explosion of information regarding the understanding, identification, and treatment of addictive disorders. Doweiko offers detailed coverage of the most commonly abused chemicals and their effects, covering a single facet of a drug or alcohol problem in each focused chapter. Doweiko covers topics frequently left out of other books, such as aerosols, steroids, and over-the-counter analgesics. In addition, you'll find in-depth coverage of such topics as the differences between abusers and addicts; drug effects on children, teenagers, and pregnant and nursing women; and children of alcoholics.

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Contents

Recreational Chemical Use in the United States
1
Substance Abuse and Addiction
11
An Introduction to Pharmacology
19
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Dr. Harold E. Doweiko is a licensed psychologist who has been on staff at the Gundersen-Lutheran medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin, for 19 years, working with the substance abuse rehabilitation program, the chronic pain management program, and the traditional adult mental health patients, including "dual diagnosis" patients. He has served with the La Crosse (Wisconsin) County Drug Court for several years, and as a professional witness on the topic of substance use disorders for federal and state courts in Kansas, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Dr. Doweiko has served as an adjunct faculty member for colleges in both Wisconsin and Minnesota, most recently with the Viterbo University counselor education program in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

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