Substance Use and Misuse

Nature, Context and Clinical Interventions
Author: G. Hussein Rassool
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780632048847
Category: Medical
Page: 308
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Substance Use and Misuse is a comprehensive and practical text that covers the core elements of substance use and misuse in both acute and community settings. The text reflects those areas in which health-care professionals are assuming greater responsibility for those people misusing psychoactive substances. It adopts a skills-orientated approach, providing a framework of good clinical practice and is written by a group of clinicians and academics. This book is an invaluable tool for undergraduate and postgraduate students, educators and clinical practitioners in all branches of nursing, midwifery and health visiting. It is also relevant to others in the healing professions as well as generic and specialist health-care professionals. * emphasis placed on prevention * an up-to-date, practical and comprehensive text for students and practitioners in health care * adopts a skills-orientated approach, supported by the latest research and case vignettes * written by experts in clinical practice, management, education and research

Addiction at Work

Tackling Drug Use and Misuse in the Workplace
Author: Hamid Ghodse
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780566086199
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 260
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Drugs and the workplace just don't mix. Yet most users of illicit drugs are employed adults and there's a high correlation between levels of stress, income and alcohol abuse amongst professional and managerial employees. And the risks associated with drug use and abuse in the workplace have been well defined. Addiction at Work enables you to understand the background and extent of the problem: the cost of drug abuse to your organization; the role your own organizational culture may have in encouraging drug misuse; the risks associated with dangerous or stressful jobs. There are also chapters to help you understand the symptoms of drug abuse and the potential risks associated with perfectly legal prescription or over-the-counter medicines. Addiction at Work has been written by some of the world-authorities on drug use in the workplace. It is an essential reference for organizations seeking a way through the human, ethical and legal issues (and the risk they present to any employer) of a social problem that is increasingly impacting employees whatever their work or the nature of their workplace.

Substance Use and Abuse

Cultural and Historical Perspectives
Author: Russil Durrant,Jo Thakker
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761923428
Category: Psychology
Page: 311
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Substance use and abuse are two of the most frequent psychological problems clinicians encounter. Mainstream approaches focus on the biological and psychological factors supporting drug abuse. But to fully comprehend the issue, clinicians need to consider the social, historical, and cultural factors responsible for drug-related problems. Substance Use and Abuse: Cultural and Historical Perspectives provides an inclusive explanation of the human desire to take drugs. Using a multidisciplinary framework, authors Russil Durrant and Jo Thakker explore the cultural and historical variables that contribute to drug use. Integrating biological, psychosocial, and cultural-historical perspectives, this innovative and accessible volume addresses the fundamental question of why drug use is such a ubiquitous feature of human society.

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

A Handbook for Students and Health Professionals
Author: G. Hussein Rassool
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135249229
Category: Medical
Page: 480
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Written by an experienced author and lecturer, this five part text presents an introduction to drug and alcohol misuse and provides: the context of alcohol and drug misuse, and the nature and theories of addiction, including a historical overview and policy initiatives in contemporary society an overview of the problems associated with psychoactive substances and their impact on groups such as black and minority ethnic people, young people, women, older people and the homeless an understanding of the generic role responses to substance misuse in a variety of different settings and contexts, including primary care, community and hospitals a framework for assessment, care planning, harm reduction approach, dealing with overdose, intoxication and withdrawals, psychological and pharmacological interventions an accessible and skills-oriented approach to assist students and practitioners in dealing with drug and alcohol misuse. Alcohol and Drug Misuse takes into account current policy initiatives and practice for substance use and misuse and includes a range of pedagogical features to enhance learning. It is essential reading for nursing and health students taking substance misuse modules, as well as related CPD courses for health care professionals.

Drug Use and Abuse


Author: Stephen A. Maisto,Mark Galizio,Gerard J. Connors
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337670618
Category: Social Science
Page: 512
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DRUG USE AND ABUSE, 8th Edition, takes an interdisciplinary approach in its coverage of current drug issues. It weaves historical, social, psychological, cultural, biological, and medical perspectives -- emphasizing the idea that a drug's effects depend not only on its properties, but also on the biological and psychological characteristics of its user. This theme is highlighted throughout, and is prominent in discussions of the individual classes of drugs, as well as in the chapters on pharmacology and psychopharmacology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Drug Use, Misuse and Abuse


Author: Cecile A. Marczinski
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 1118801962
Category: Psychology
Page: 512
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Bringing a new approach to covering the basic principles and major topics found in a typical psychopharmacology course, Drug Use, Misuse and Abuse also adds the newest exciting and controversial findings in the study of drug use and abuse. At the core, the text has a strong emphasis on developing scientific literacy and critical thinking in the student. Drug Use, Misuse and Abuse includes the major drugs typically covered in an undergraduate psychopharmacology course (caffeine, nicotine, cocaine, amphetamines including methamphetamine, alcohol, opiates, marijuana, the hallucinogens, antipsychotics, antidepressants, and antianxiety medications) and, moreover, the content emphasizes the latest scientific findings in the field, including advances in imaging the living brain. Included is a chapter on careers related to psychopharmacology, as well as a variety of pedagogical features that help students learn, making it appropriate for an instructor of a lecture-based, online or hybrid course.Ê

Drug Use and Misuse


Author: Stephen A. Maisto,Mark Galizio
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt School
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 474
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Textbook for undergraduates with little background in the biological or behavioral-social sciences examines the psychological aspects of drug use and its effect on behavior, addresses "designer" drugs, crack, ice, ecstasy, and steroids as well as issues such as the "drug war" and drug testing, and includes coverage of prevention and treatment. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

A Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals
Author: G. Hussein Rassool
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315395487
Category: Medical
Page: 414
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Written by an experienced academic author, lecturer and practitioner, this comprehensive textbook provides an introduction to alcohol and drug misuse. It presents: the context of alcohol and drug misuse, and the nature and theories of addiction, including a historical overview and policy initiatives in contemporary society an overview of the problems associated with psychoactive substances and their impact on groups such as culturally and linguistically diverse communities, young people, women, older people and the homeless an understanding of the generic role responses to substance misuse in a variety of different settings and contexts, including primary care, the community and hospitals a framework for assessment, care planning, harm reduction approaches, dealing with overdose, intoxication and withdrawals, and psychological and pharmacological interventions an accessible and skills-oriented approach to assist students and practitioners in dealing with alcohol and drug misuse. This new edition is fully updated and includes new material on: evidence-based pharmacological interventions; recent global strategies in alcohol and drug; dual diagnosis and women; shisha smoking; and current statistics on prevalence of alcohol and drug misuse Alcohol and Drug Misuse takes into account current policy and practice for substance use and misuse and includes a range of pedagogical features to enhance learning. It is essential reading for nursing, health and social work students taking substance misuse modules, as well as related CPD courses for health and social care professionals.

Drug Use and Abuse: A Comprehensive Introduction


Author: Howard Abadinsky
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337515132
Category: Education
Page: 416
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Updated to include the latest data and research, Abadinsky's DRUG USE AND ABUSE: A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION, 9th Edition, delivers a thorough, interdisciplinary examination of all aspects of drug and alcohol use and misuse. The text draws from the disciplines of history, law, pharmacology, political science, social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, and criminal justice -- resulting in the most comprehensive, authoritative single source available. The author explores the history of drugs, their impact on society, the pharmacological impact of drugs on the body, drug policy implications, the criminal justice system response, the illegal drug business, law enforcement, and theories of use, as well as the effects, treatment, and prevention of abuse. Other topics include the nonmedical use of prescription drugs, synthetic substances, the use of stimulants to treat PTSD and ADD, the pharmacology and controversies surrounding marijuana, and United States and global drug policy. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Substance Use and Abuse


Author: Kara Rogers Senior Editor, Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1615303383
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 208
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Consumed for a wide range of reasons, substances that alter a persons mood and mind are widespread in most societies. Although many such substances initially had been valued for their medicinal properties, their usage can have health-endangering consequences, including habit formation. The misuse or abuse of legal and illicit drugs and alcohol engender numerous public health concerns over time. This analytical volume examines the physical, ethical, and public policy issues that have arisen as the result of excessive and inappropriate substance use.

Neuropsychology and Substance Use

State-of-the-Art and Future Directions
Author: Ari Kalechstein,Wilfred G. van Gorp
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1136872493
Category: Psychology
Page: 504
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explores cutting-edge issues, such as considering the issue of medical marijuana from a neuropsychological perspective, understanding how living in various environments can affect brain structure and function, and conceptualizing the issue of drug use using emergent theories, such as behavioral economics.

Substance Use and Older People


Author: Ilana Crome,Li-Tzy Wu,Rahul (Tony) Rao,Peter Crome
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119975387
Category: Medical
Page: 424
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Substance Use and Abuse

Everything Matters
Author: Rick Csiernik
Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
ISBN: 1551303752
Category: Drug abuse
Page: 392
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At last, a book for use in the classroom and practice that informs and supports both beginning and experienced professional addictions counsellors in their work with Canadians challenged by substance use or the oppression of abuse. This compendium contains historical, conceptual, theoretical, pharmacological, psychological, social, treatment, and prevention considerations. The section on becoming a strong addictions counsellor includes legal and ethical material and proceeds to a discussion of the competencies required for a sound practice. Discussion questions at the conclusion of each chapter, a lengthy and complete bibliography for each reader's special interests, and a super-abundance of Canadian material all make this book a "must have" for the helping counsellor, policy maker, or teacher in the substance use and abuse field. Features: draws upon an abundance of Canadian material as well as real-world case studies and situational examples includes discussion questions at the conclusion of each chapter and a complete bibliography for further study contains appendices summarizing the history of psychoactive drugs in the Canadian context and global perspective

Drug use and misuse

a growing concern for older Americans : joint hearing before the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate and the Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care of the Select Committee on Aging, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, first session, Washington, D.C., June 28, 1983
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drug abuse
Page: 128
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Alcohol Use


Author: David B. Cooper
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781857751215
Category: Medical
Page: 286
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This book is an in-depth and practical guide to the problems alcohol can cause and the professional interventions that can help. It covers the impact of alcohol on various types of individuals and in various circumstances. It explores a variety of perspectives as well as physical spiritual social and legal issues. The book outlines the range of problems shows how they can be identified and examines appropriate approaches from different professional groups. A group of renowned international contributors has written Alcohol Use in a clear style to ensure the book is accessible and easy to use. It makes full use of case studies charts and self-assessment tools and a to learn more section points the reader to advanced forms of study. It is an essential resource for professionals working in this area and those considering entering it. 'The need to disseminate findings and the challenge to provide clear and relevant resources has been successfully met by this book. It allows the impact of alcohol use at various points along the life span as well as a variety of treatment and therapeutic options. In addition multiple learning devices such as interactive exercises self-assessment tools and case studies enhance the engagement of the reader. The author's provide the reader with a variety of national perspetives address such diverse and important areas as transcultural workplace and community issues. Healthcare professionals everywhere should feel encouraged by this book and the promise it offers for informed and effective care.' Olga Maranjian Church in the Foreword

Substance Misuse in Psychosis

Approaches to Treatment and Service Delivery
Author: Hermine L. Graham,Alex Copello,Max J. Birchwood,Kim T. Mueser
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470855266
Category: Psychology
Page: 420
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The prevalence of substance abuse in the severely mentally ill is higher than that in the general population, making this a serious issue for clinicians. Integrated treatment, although the most widely adopted approach, is subject to tremendous variation in its operationalisation, especially throughout different parts of the world. Substance Misuse in Psychosis presents the latest international developments and practical treatment interventions that can be used with co-morbid individuals and their families. Different social and cultural contexts are described and contrasted, along with treatment approaches that have been tailored to address the needs of the severely mentally ill. A final section considers sub-groups, e.g. the young, the homeless, outlining the special issues that need to be considered when providing services for these groups.

Key Concepts in Substance Misuse


Author: Aaron Pycroft
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473917336
Category: Medical
Page: 208
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Drug use is a major challenge for public services, healthcare professionals and policy-makers all over the world. This book offers a complete overview of the issues associated with substance misuse from an interdisciplinary perspective. It begins by providing a reference guide to the different psychoactive substances, looking at the biological and psychological impact of their use. Key issues in the effect drugs have on society are then addressed, before outlining methods of recovery and therapy. Chapters include: Reflective questions to challenge readers’ assumptions Case studies to help students understand the impact of substances on individuals Links to further resources to expand readers’ knowledge It will be valuable reading for those studying on degrees in criminology, health, nursing, social work and counselling.

Symptoms and Signs of Substance Misuse, Third Edition


Author: Margaret Stark,Jason Payne-James,Michael Scott-Ham
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1444181742
Category: Medical
Page: 154
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The misuse of both legally prescribed and illegally supplied drugs is now so widespread that it affects, either directly or indirectly, a high proportion of the population, impacting many areas of daily life. There are few countries that are not touched by some aspect of substance misuse and the consequences for individuals, families and the wider community can be devastating. The third edition of Symptoms and Signs of Substance Misuse has been completely updated and revised, continuing to provide trusted information from leading experts. Basic principles of treatment for the most commonly encountered substances—from tobacco and alcohol to cocaine and heroin, as well as 'designer' drugs The legal aspects of substance misuse highlighted throughout Convenient A-Z format helps you find information at a glance References and further reading direct you to more authoritative information about each substance With specialist information clearly explained along with a full glossary, this handy pocket-sized book is essential for all health professionals needing a concise and up-to-date overview of the signs and symptoms of substance misuse as well as the management and treatment options available. Junior hospital doctors, emergency department staff, primary care teams, community workers and counsellors will find this text invaluable. The book is also an excellent resource for police officers as well as a quick reference guide for professionals involved in setting up and managing drug and alcohol policies in organisations and businesses.