Drugs in Perspective

ISBN-10: 007338075X

ISBN-13: 9780073380759

Edition: 7th 2010

Authors: Richard Fields
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Description: This text is designed for the drug and substance abuse counseling course that prepares future health professionals to work with patients, clients, and families of abusers. It provides perspective on the aspects and problems associated with addiction and discusses the fundamentals of the dynamics of chemical dependency. The new edition improves topic flow for easier understanding and brings the research base into the 21st century.

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Book details

List price: $142.67
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 2/17/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

Richard Fields, Ph.D., is owner/director of FACES, Conference and Home Study Programs for Mental Health Clinicians. Dr. Fields brings an expertise to FACES based on over 30 years of work in the alcohol/drug field. He still actively counsels individuals and family members with alcohol/drug problems, training thousands of professionals each year at FACES Conferences (www.facesconferences.com). Formerly the assistant director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse's Western Regional Training Center, he has conducted training throughout the Western United States. As a consultant, Dr. Fields has worked to develop a number of University and College programs, creating educational classes, workshops and conferences (UCLA Extension, Dept. of Allied Health and Medicine, University of Washington, School of Social Work Extension, Seattle University, Edmonds Community College, University of California, Irvine, Riverside, Santa Cruz and others). Dr. Fields is the author of Drugs in Perspective, 6th edition, McGraw Hill, 2007. This college textbook is standard in most alcohol/drug studies programs.

Understanding Substance Abuse
Putting Drugs in Perspective
Why Do People Abuse Drugs?
Drug-Specific Information
Definitions of Substance Abuse, Dependence, and Addiction
Family
Substance Abuse and Family Systems
Parenting
Growing Up in an Alcoholic Family System
Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment
Prevention of Substance-Abuse Problems
Change, Motivation & Intervention for Substance-Abuse Problems
Disorders Co-Occurring with Substance Abuse
Alcohol/Drug Treatment and Relapse Prevention
Trends in Annual Prevalence of Use of Various Drugs for Eight, Tenth, and Twelfth Graders
Alcohol/Drug Screening Inventories
Medication Examples
At-Risk Factors For Substance Abuse
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