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: Routledge
ISBN: 1351960768
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 278
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Drugs and the workplace just don't mix. Yes, 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. But 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. The right kind of drug policy can be a significant weapon to fight this problem. So Addiction at Work explores your responsibility as an employer and how to design, communicate and implement a policy that is appropriate for your organization. Finally, there are chapters on the tools and techniques open to your organization for tackling the problem head on; ways of addressing problem behaviours; the advantages and disadvantages of drug screening and the ethics associated with this practice; employee assistance programmes and specialist care and, finally, the employment law issues around drugs. 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: 1135249210
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: 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.

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

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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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.

Substance Use and Abuse, 2nd Edition

Everything Matters
Author: Rick Csiernik
Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
ISBN: 1551308924
Category: Psychology
Page: 496
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Substance Use and Abuse provides students and practitioners in the field of addiction counselling with a foundational knowledge of psychoactive drugs. With its emphasis on the bio-psycho-social components of addiction, this text is essential reading for both beginning and experienced addiction counsellors and social workers. Among the critical topics discusses are the concepts and theories of addiction, the major types of psychoactive substances, treatment options and resources, and numerous prevention strategies.

Adolescent Substance Abuse

Evidence-Based Approaches to Prevention and Treatment
Author: Carl G. Leukefeld,Thomas P. Gullotta
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319906119
Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE
Page: N.A
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"The second edition of this book incorporates the latest theory, research, and best practices for understanding, treating, and preventing substance abuse among adolescents. It updates the progress made in treatments for and prevention of the misuse of substances and adds new specific chapters on prescriptions, opiates, and methamphetamine abuse. The book discusses the effects of commonly abused substances, from tobacco and alcohol to stimulants and opioids, on the human brain and the various psychosocial routes to their misuse by adolescents. Chapters provide evidence-based guidelines for assessing adolescent treatment needs and review psychological, pharmacological, family, and self-help interventions. The book offers new paths in diverse directions, analyzes the core components of substance use prevention, critiques emerging school-based interventions, and introduces a nuanced reconceptualization of recovery.Topics featured in the book include:The effect of family and caregiver situations on adolescent substance abuse.A biological/genetic perspective on adolescent substance abuse.School-based preventions and the evolution of evidence-based strategies.The role of adolescent self-help in substance abuse interventions.Community-based interventions to reduce alcohol use and misuse.Adolescent Substance Abuse, Second Edition, is a must-have reference for researchers, clinicians/practitioners, and graduate students in the fields of child and school psychology, social work, public health, developmental psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, and various interrelated mental health and social policy arenas."--

Working with Substance Misusers

A Guide to Theory and Practice
Author: Andrew McBride,Trudi Petersen
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415235686
Category: Psychology
Page: 362
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Using role plays, clinical scenarios and reader activities to aid understanding, this is a textbook for all professionals working in the field of substance abuse for the first time.

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.

Drug and Alcohol Use

Issues and Factors
Author: Stanley Einstein
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306413780
Category: Social Science
Page: 386
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This book is the outcome of the First International Congress on Drugs and Alcohol to be held in Israel. Both the conference and this volume grew out of the need to overcome the specious man-made barriers which continue to separate intervention plans and efforts in the broad field of substance use and misuse. This need demands that all of us become aware not only of the differences which may separate our concerns, but also of the similarities in our goals and endeavors. We are obligated to draw together toward a common effort for the common good. The conference was designed to facilitate the exploration ot generic ~ssues. This volume is designed to document a variety of factors which are basic to the defining, selection, planning, implementation, and evaluation of substance use and misuse intervention. This book is not a traditional proceedings volume. Because the needs of a listening audience are quite different from those of the solitary reader, and the roles of a workshop or plenary session participant are also dissimilar from those of the reader, not all of the Congress presentations are included, and the articles that are included have undergone major revi sions. Current intervention needs and options demand a broad spectrum of clearly defined roles for all who are or should be involved. Hence these issues, among others, served as guidelines in the preparation of the revised articles.

Harm Reduction in Substance Use and High-Risk Behaviour


Author: Richard Pates,Diane Riley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118343352
Category: Psychology
Page: 488
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Harm Reduction is a philosophy of public health intended as aprogressive alternative to the prohibition of certain potentiallydangerous lifestyle choices. Recognising that certain people alwayshave and always will engage in behaviours which carry risks, theaim of harm reduction is to mitigate the potential dangers andhealth risks associated with those behaviours. Harm Reduction in Substance Use and High-Risk Behaviour offers acomprehensive exploration of the policy, practice and evidence baseof harm reduction. Starting with a history of harm reduction, thebook addresses key ethical and legal issues central to the debatesand developments in the field. It discusses the full range ofpsychoactive substances, behaviours and communities with chapterson injecting, dance drugs, stimulant use, tobacco harm reduction,alcohol use and sex work. Written by an international team of contributors, this textprovides an essential panorama of harm reduction in the 21stcentury for educators and researchers in addiction and publichealth, postgraduate students and policy makers.

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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Forensic Chemistry of Substance Misuse

A Guide to Drug Control
Author: Leslie A. King
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 0854041788
Category: Science
Page: 249
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This book builds on an earlier publication by the same author: The Misuse of Drugs Act: A Guide for Forensic Scientists. It provides a chemical background to the domestic and international controls on drugs of abuse and related substances, and includes coverage of 'designer drugs' and generic/analogue controls from UK, USA and New Zealand perspectives. More general chapters cover recent history of the drug classification debate, and a proposal for consolidating a wide range of legal controls on chemical substances. This unique book will be appeal to a general readership. Forensic scientists, researchers, teachers, postgraduate and graduate students will all find this book an exceptional point of reference.

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.

Theory-Based Approaches to Substance Misuse and Abuse Prevention in School

New Directions for Youth Development, Number 141
Author: Karina Weichold,Fabriza Giannotta
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118917375
Category: Education
Page: 144
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Youth substance use and misuse are still highly common, despite substantial efforts made to reduce the problem. Early start with substance use is often associated with more severe short- and long-term negative consequences for youth psycho-social adjustment. Bringing together international experts in the areas of prevention, health, and developmental science, this volume presents the most up-to-date knowledge about etiology (e.g., risk and protective factors) of substance use behaviors and the most effective interventions that can be implemented in the school setting. It also presents current hot topics in the field, such as: The importance of implementation fidelity for the success of the program The need to find effective ways to disseminate evidence based interventions and to understand whether those interventions are, in fact, cost effective. Taken together, these articles shed a light on what has been done and what still needs to be done to combat substance use among youth and suggest new theoretical perspectives and new practical approaches to address the problem. This is the 141st volume of New Directions for Youth Development, the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series dedicated to bringing together everyone concerned with helping young people, including scholars, practitioners, and people from different disciplines and professions.

Crime, Drugs and Social Theory

A Phenomenological Approach
Author: Chris Allen
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754647423
Category: Social Science
Page: 148
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Do criminal cultures generate drug use? Crime, Drugs and Social Theory critiques conventional academic and policy thinking concerning the relationship between urban deprivation, crime and drug use, and outlines an innovative constructionist phenomenologic

Brain Imaging in Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Neuroscience


Author: Ronald A. Cohen,Lawrence H. Sweet
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441963734
Category: Psychology
Page: 404
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Rapid developments in brain neuroimaging methods have occurred over the past decade. These advances have revolutionized cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, and are likely to have major influence on clinical psychological, psychiatric, and neurological practice over the coming years. There are a number of excellent books that focus on specific neuroimaging methods, such as fMRI. Furthermore, cognitive and neuroscience texts have increasingly incorporated functional brain neuroimaging. Yet, there are few books to date that consider and review emerging research in the application of brain neuroimaging methods for the study and assessment of behavioral and cognitive disorders. This book provides a broad coverage of current research trends in the clinical application of brain neuroimaging methods in the context of behavioral medicine, neuropsychology, and related areas of medical psychology. It uniquely integrates current neuroimaging methods and studies with current behavioral medicine research, and presents knowledge derived from recent developments in the fields of functional and structural brain imaging. By integrating information from experimental behavioral medicine with clinical insights, this book will serve as a source book for neuropsychologists, psychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, and other professionals in both clinical practice and academic context. This integration results in the reader having a greater understanding of how the brain controls behavior, the disturbances of behavior that may occur with different disorders, and what clinicians should consider when assessing or working with patients with behavioral problems.