Concepts of Chemical Dependency

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Cengage Learning, Mar 14, 2014 - Psychology - 640 pages
CONCEPTS OF CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY, Ninth Edition, provides comprehensive coverage and the latest information on a full spectrum of substance use disorders and the compounds commonly abused. Topics include the abuse of and addiction to alcohol; how the active agent in marijuana, THC, affects neural growth and development; the emerging body of evidence suggesting a relationship between marijuana abuse and psychotic disorders; the emerging body of evidence suggesting that marijuana is not as benign as it was thought to be a few years ago; and the abuse of cough syrups. Adding to the book's usefulness and relevance, Doweiko also covers topics not usually discussed in other substance abuse texts, including abuse of anabolic steroids, inhalants, infectious diseases associated with substance abuse, how the “war on drugs” has actually contributed to the problem of substance abuse/addiction in this country, and the “medical marijuana” debate. This edition includes new information on synthetic marijuana, mephredone, and dextromethorphan, among other substances; updates reflecting the new DSM-5; and a new chapter on the Biopsychosocial Model of Addiction. Students report that they appreciate the author's balanced approach, which allows them to form their own opinions, in contrast to some books that “preach” that “drugs are bad for you.”
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Contents

Why Worry about Substance Abuse or Addiction?
1
The Nature of the Beast Being an Examination of the Problem of SUDs
8
A Brief Introduction to the Science of Pharmacology
16
An Introduction to Alcohol Mans Oldest Recreational Chemical
30
The Alcohol Use Disorders
46
Abuse and Addiction to Barbiturates and BarbiturateLike Compounds
65
Abuse and Addiction to the Benzodiazepines and Similar Agents
74
Abuse and Addiction to Central Nervous System Stimulants
90
The DualDiagnosis Client Substance Use Disorders and Mental Illness
339
The Biopsychosocial Model of the Addictions
359
The Substance Use Disorders as a Disease of the Human Spirit
390
The Assessment of Suspected Substance Use Disorders
402
Intervention
419
Treatment Settings
429
The Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
439
The Process of Treatment
454

Cocaine Abuse and Dependence
111
Marijuana Abuse and Addiction
125
Opioid Use Abuse and Addiction
143
Abuse and Addiction to Hallucinogens
169
Abuse and Addiction to Inhalants and Aerosols
188
The Underrecognized Problem of Steroid Abuse and Addiction
196
OvertheCounter Analgesics Unexpected Agents of Abuse and Danger
206
Tobacco Products and Nicotine Addiction
218
Chemicals and the Neonate The Potential Consequences of Drug Abuse during Pregnancy ...
236
Gender and Substance Use Disorders
252
Hidden Faces of Substance Use Disorders
265
Substance Use and Abuse by Children and Adolescents
279
Substance Use Disorders in College Students
309
Codependency and Enabling
319
Addiction and the Family
329
Pharmacological Interventions for Substance Use Disorders
467
Relapse and Other Problems Frequently Encountered in Substance Abuse Rehabilitation
491
Support Groups to Promote and Sustain Recovery
514
Substance Use Disorders and Infectious Disease
528
The Debate over Drugs The Relationship between Drugs and Crime
546
The Debate over Legalization
566
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th Edition DSM5 and Substance Use Disorders
581
Classes of Antiviral Drugs Currently in Use to Treat HIV Infection
583
Drug Classification Schedules
585
The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous
587
The Jellinek Chart for Alcoholism
589
Glossary
591
References
605
Index
701
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