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📒Concepts Of Chemical Dependency ✍ Harold E. Doweiko
✏Concepts of Chemical Dependency Book Summary : 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.
📒Concepts Of Chemical Dependency ✍ Harold Doweiko
✏Concepts of Chemical Dependency Book Summary : 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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📒Coming Clean ✍ Robert Granfield
✏Coming Clean Book Summary : Despite the widely accepted view that formal treatment and twelve-step groups are essential for overcoming dependencies on alcohol and drugs, each year large numbers of former addicts quietly recover on their own, without any formal treatment or participation in self-help groups at all. Coming Clean explores the untold stories of untreated addicts who have recovered from a lifestyle of excessive and compulsive substance use without professional assistance. Based on 46 in-depth interviews with formerly addicted individuals, this controversial volume examines their reasons for avoiding treatment, the strategies they employed to break away from their dependencies, the circumstances that facilitated untreated recovery, and the implications of recovery without treatment for treatment professionals as well as for prevention and drug policy. Because of the pervasive belief that addiction is a disease requiring formal intervention, few training programs for physicians, social workers, psychologists, and other health professionals explore the phenomenon of natural recovery from addiction. Coming Clean offers insights for treatment professionals of how recovery without treatment can work and how candidates for this approach can be identified. A detailed appendix outlines specific strategies which will be of interest to addicted individuals themselves who wish to attempt the process of recovery without treatment.
📒Annual Review Of Addictions And Offender Counseling ✍ Stephen Southern
✏Annual Review of Addictions and Offender Counseling Book Summary : Supported by the International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors (IAAOC), this annual review addresses innovation, evaluation, and program development efforts in addictions and offender counseling. Experts in the field present peer-reviewed models and recommendations for ensuring best practices in addictions and offender counseling.
📒Chemical Dependency Counseling ✍ Robert R. Perkinson
✏Chemical Dependency Counseling Book Summary : This volume is the most comprehensive guideáfor counselors and front-line professionals who work with the chemically dependant in a variety of settings. It is a very basic introduction that guides the counselor through treatment from A toáZ. Itáis alsoáa popular core text for courses in addiction/substance abuse counseling. Presents the state-of-the-art tools necessary to deliver outstanding treatment and meet the highest standards demanded by accrediting bodies.áChapters cover the gamut of treatment issues, including developing the therapeutic alliance, screening, detoxification, biopsychosocial assessment, dual-diagnosis, patient orientation, treatment planning, individual therapy, group therapy, case management, crisis intervention, referral, record keeping, discharge planning, and referral. Author Robert R. Perkinson provides case studies and step-by-step instructions with clear explanations and procedures that counselors need to use in all phases of patient care. One of the key features of this volume is the inclusion of over 50 appendices, which includes screening questionnaires, scales, history assessments, personal recovery plans, in-patient and out-patient schedules, and many, many more. The new edition will add more appendicies and update existing ones.
📒Urban Family Medicine ✍ Richard B. Birrer
✏Urban Family Medicine Book Summary : Now, more than ever, Family Medicine is alive and well in the United States. The base of this medical specialty has traditionally been in the smaller cities, suburban communities, and rural areas of this country. Over the past decade, however, there has been a resurgence of interest in primary care in our major metropolitan areas as a solution to the high tech subspecialty pace of the tertiary care environment. A rebirth of urban family medicine has accompanied these pioneering efforts. To date, the accomplishments are substantial and the prospects are bright. There is still a long way to go and there are a significant number of hurdles to cross. Although diseases are generally the same wherever you are, their effects as illness on the individual and the family are strongly influenced by the environment and social milieu. Urban families have distinctive and diverse problems-cultural, economic, and ethnic. Training pro grams situated in the large cities must recognize these issues and include special emphasis on the situations that the family physician is likely to encounter during and after his training. There is very little research literature on the background and nature of special urban problems and these areas are the subject of several chapters of this long overdue volume devoted specifically to urban family medicine. Dr. Birrer has persuaded true experts to share their knowledge with the reader.
📒Wake Up ✍ Eileen Wolfe
✏Wake Up Book Summary : With every possible choice we must identify early and treat early all types of addiction. Then support the maintenance of recovery in everyone. Chemical Dependency Family Intervention needs to be commonplace and the media needs to focus on Recovery. Part of the problem is the adult attitudes are pro early drinking in adolescents and some even drink with their children and think nothing of it. All people should look at their own relationship with alcohol and other drugs. There is a responsible adult mature way to approach alcohol when people are 21 years old. Those people who are in recovery with alcoholism or addiction do live a productive happy life. The people who are still drinking/drugging along with all their: family/friends who are addicted to them are in desperate need of help. As a society we need to recognize this. We need not sensationalize on the negative, but instead repeatedly showcase those who are healthy recovering families and also families who are healthy and do not have alcoholism/addiction in their family background. Make an effort to read this book and take action to call a Chemical Dependency Family Interventionist and learn about the family disease of Chemical Dependency. Recovery for the whole family is possible. So many people will do anything to get their alcoholic/addict help they think, but when you ask them to take a look at themselves and their interaction with their alcoholic/addict many times they say, Well maybe, I dont know or I will definitely think about that. Later they will do nothing. A Chemical Dependency Family Intervention takes courage. This courage energizes when children who were originally filled with fear, confront their addicted parents and are supported by their aunts, uncles and cousins. The family promises to take care of them while their parents are receiving treatment. Courage is when a husband confronts his alcoholic wife with love and believes that recovery is possible even while major dysfunction within the family with the children exists. Will any of you have that courage to follow through and accomplish an intervention? Perhaps, you will after you read this book and start talking to one another. The key ingredients are forgiveness, love, and persistence along with courage. You may have none of these ingredients, but you can get them so that you can have a possible serene life with your sober family member and your family working on their own recovery road. Beyond your wildest dreams. (A saying from AA)
📒Introduction To Chemical Dependency Counseling ✍ Jerome David Levin
✏Introduction to Chemical Dependency Counseling Book Summary : This book is a basic resource of knowledge about alcoholism and drug addiction. The authors cover the scientific and clinical aspects of chemical dependency in a balanced way with case vignettes to illustrate clinical issues. The book is suitable for a number of student needs. Students preparing for the Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) examination will find topics discussed that are drawn from the certification examination requirements. The text can stand as a main source for college-level courses in addictions or chemical dependancy in the mental health health programs, and can be used as a college or stand-alone introduction to chemical dependancy and counseling. Psychologists, social workers, clergy, and other professional counselors who wish to supplement their knowledge about chemical dependancy will find this text serves as a valuable reference. After an introduction to the general problems of substance abuse counseling, the authors delineate the different types of drugs and their effects, organize the relevant information used in the assessment and diagnosis of addictions, integrate knowledge of human development with causes of dependancy and addiction, and explore the impact of addiction on health and the family. They then focus on the principles of chemical abuse counseling, including treatment planning, the different schools of counseling, how to understand and manage relapse, and special populations. They conclude with ethical considerations involved in treating chemical abusers. The authors believe that chemical dependency counseling is the only profession that treats substance abuse as a primary disorder and disease with its own causes, course, progression and complication. Chemical dependency counseling must deal with and absorb a complex and intriguing web of fact and theory drawn from sciences, medicine, and other fields. But the practical side of chemical dependency counseling remains an art and a science. This book offers a whole set of specific techniques