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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.” Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre Book : Psychology
Author Book : Harold E. Doweiko
Publisher : Nelson Education
Release Book : 2014-03-14
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CONCEPTS OF CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY, 10th Edition, provides comprehensive coverage and the latest information on a spectrum of substance use disorders and the compounds commonly misused. Author Harold Doweiko also covers topics not usually discussed in other substance abuse texts, including anabolic steroids, inhalants, infectious diseases associated with substance misuse, the medical marijuana debate and how the war on drugs has contributed to the problem of substance use disorders. Students report that they appreciate the balanced approach, which allows them to form their own opinions and doesn't preach that drugs are bad for you. This edition includes new information on synthetic drugs, updates reflecting new preferred language in referring to those who struggle with substance use disorders and a new chapter on substance use and misuse in older adults. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Harold E. Doweiko
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release Book : 2018-03-08
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Completely rewritten from cover to cover, the contemporary new 8th edition of CONCEPTS OF CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY 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 even a few years ago; and updated information on the abuse of cough syrups, a trend that has evolved in adolescent substance abusers in the past decade. 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; many of the forms of infectious disease associated with substance abuse; how the war on drugs has actually contributed to the problem of substance abuse/addiction in this country; the relationship between substance abuse and many infectious diseases; and the latest information on the medical marijuana debate. Providing a comprehensive overview of the problems of substance abuse and addiction, students report that they appreciate the author’s balanced approach in contrast to a tendency to preach to the reader that drugs are bad for you. Student feedback indicates that they value the clear and detailed information provided, allowing the student to form their own opinion about the compound(s) being discussed in each chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre Book : Psychology
Author Book : Harold Doweiko
Publisher : Nelson Education
Release Book : 2011
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ISBN-10 : 9781133170815


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Completely rewritten from cover to cover, the contemporary new 8th edition of CONCEPTS OF CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY 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 even a few years ago; and updated information on the abuse of cough syrups, a trend that has evolved in adolescent substance abusers in the past decade. 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; many of the forms of infectious disease associated with substance abuse; how the war on drugs has actually contributed to the problem of substance abuse/addiction in this country; the relationship between substance abuse and many infectious diseases; and the latest information on the medical marijuana debate. Providing a comprehensive overview of the problems of substance abuse and addiction, students report that they appreciate the author’s balanced approach in contrast to a tendency to preach to the reader that drugs are bad for you. Student feedback indicates that they value the clear and detailed information provided, allowing the student to form their own opinion about the compound(s) being discussed in each chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre Book : Psychology
Author Book : Harold Doweiko
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release Book : 2011-01-01
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Doweiko's comprehensive text reflects the current explosion of information regarding the understanding, identification, and treatment of addictive disorders. In addition to his thorough examination of the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, barbiturates, amphetamines, cocaine, opiates, and hallucinogens, and his solid strategies for working with clients, Doweiko discusses topics frequently left out of other books--such as aerosols, steroids, and over-the-counter analgesics. Additionally, the text investigates such salient topics as the differences between abusers and addicts; drug effects on children, teenagers, and pregnant and nursing women; and children of alcoholics--ensuring that students gain a professional's understanding of one of the most pressing issues of our time. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre Book : Psychology
Author Book : Harold Doweiko
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release Book : 2005-07-06
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The best-selling Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide provides counselors and front-line mental health professionals with the information and skills they need to use evidence-based treatments, including motivational enhancement, cognitive behavioral therapy, skills training, medication, and 12-step facilitation. Guiding the counselor step by step through treatment, author Robert R. Perkinson presents state-of-the-art tools, forms, and tests necessary for client success while meeting the highest standards demanded by accrediting bodies. The Fifth Edition of this landmark text has been updated to include coverage of current topics of concern for counselors, including full compliance with DSM-5, new coverage of steps 6 – 12 in 12-step facilitation, discussions on synthetic and designer drugs, new psychotherapeutic medications, new survey data on patterns of use and abuse, a list of online recovery support groups for clients, and a new section on Recommendations for a Successful First Year in Recovery.

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Genre Book : Psychology
Author Book : Robert R. Perkinson
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release Book : 2016-08-11
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ISBN-10 : 9781506307336