Concepts of Chemical Dependency

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Cengage Learning, Feb 25, 2008 - Psychology - 576 pages
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Addiction is often presented in a dry, academic manner as the reality of addiction bleeds and screams from the sidelines. This book presents academic material while allowing opinion to be added to the debates discussed. To me, this is refreshing and alive and while I don't always agree with Doweiko, I was happy to have the topic given a 3D working! Heartily recommended. 

Contents

Why Worry About Recreational Chemical Abuse?
1
Statement of the Problem of Substance Use Disorders
7
The Medical Model of Chemical Addiction
17
Psychosocial Models of the Substance Use Disorders
28
Addiction as a Disease of the Human Spirit
36
An Introduction to Pharmacology
46
Introduction to Alcohol The Oldest Recreational Chemical
60
Chronic Alcohol Abuse and Addiction
72
The Dual Diagnosis Client Chemical Addiction and Mental Illness
279
Codependency and Enabling
291
Addiction and the Family
300
The Evaluation of Substance Use Problems
309
The Process of Intervention
323
The Treatment of Chemical Dependency
332
The Process of Recovery
341
Treatment Formats for Chemical Dependency Rehabilitation
351

Abuse of and Addiction to the Barbiturates and Barbituratelike Drugs
89
Abuse of and Addiction to Benzodiazepines and Similar Agents
99
Abuse of and Addiction to Amphetamines and CNS Stimulants
114
Cocaine
131
Marijuana Abuse and Addiction
145
Opioid Abuse and Addiction
158
Hallucinogen Abuse and Addiction
179
Abuse of and Addiction to the Inhalants and Aerosols
194
The Unrecognized Problem of Steroid Abuse and Addiction
201
The OvertheCounter Analgesics Unexpected Agents of Abuse
209
Tobacco Products and Nicotine Addiction
222
Chemicals and the Neonate The Consequences of Drug Abuse During Pregnancy
236
Gender and Substance Use Disorders
249
Hidden Faces of Chemical Dependency
255
Chemical Abuse by Children and Adolescents
263
Relapse and Other Problems Frequently Encountered in Treatment
362
Pharmacological Intervention Tactics and Substance Abuse
383
Substance AbuseAddiction and Infectious Disease
399
SelfHelp Groups
412
Crime and Drug Use
428
The Debate Around Legalization
442
Sample Assessment Alcohol Abuse Situation
452
Sample Assessment Chemical Dependency Situation
454
The Jellinek Chart for Alcoholism
457
Drug Classification Schedules
458
Modified Centers for Disease Control HIVAIDS Classification Chart
459
Glossary
460
References
469
Index
537
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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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