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Understanding Substance Addictions

Assessment and Intervention

Edited by Sophia F. Dziegielewski

Publication Date - July 2005

ISBN: 9780190615710

304 pages
Paperback
6.2 x 9 inches

Retail Price to Students: $66.00

Description

Sophia F. Dziegielewski draws on her many years as a teacher and practitioner to put together this accessible, well-thought-out overview on a variety of substance addictions and disorders, the people who suffer from them, and the tools available to help them. Each chapter was written specifically for this book by a unique blend of academics and practitioners. Their combined experiences contribute to making this book practical, easy to read, and thoroughly helpful in diagnosing substance disorders.

This book may be used in a variety of courses including drug, alcohol, and substance abuse courses taught in social work and human services departments, and substance abuse certificate programs.

Features

  • Focuses on daily life and treatment
  • Clearly presents the effects of each substance as well as intervention and treatment methods
  • Illustrates the text through case studies drawn from the clinical experience of the contributors

About the Author(s)

Sophia F. Dziegielewski (MSW, PhD, Florida State University) is professor and dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Cincinnati. She has previously taught at the University of Central Florida. She has over 70 publications and lectures widely across the United States.

Table of Contents

    Foreword by Gabriel Mayer, M.D.
    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Chapter 1: Understanding Substance Addictions: An Overview
    Chapter 2: An Introduction to Formal Diagnostic Assessment and Documentation
    CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM STIMULANTS
    Chapter 3: Amphetamines
    Chapter 4: Cocaine
    Chapter 5: Caffeine
    Chapter 6: Nicotine
    CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DEPRESSANTS
    Chapter 7: Alcohol
    Chapter 8: Heroin and Other Opiates
    Chapter 9: Prescription Drugs: Sedatives, Hypnotics, and Painkillers
    OTHER ADDICTIVE SUBSTANCES
    Chapter 10: Cannabis
    Chapter 11: LSD, Ecstasy, and PCP
    Chapter 12: Inhalants
    COMPLICATING FACTORS
    Chapter 13: Polysubstance Addictions
    Chapter 14: Dual Diagnosis: Mental Illness and Substance Addictions

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