Handbook of Child and Adolescent Drug and Substance Abuse Pharmacological, Developmental, and Clinical Considerations

ISBN-10: 0470639067
ISBN-13: 9780470639061
Edition: 2nd 2012
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Book details

List price: $47.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 1/6/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

More than 90 percent of adults with current substance use disorders started using before age 18, engaging in behaviors that affect healthy neurological and psychological development. This handbook provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the nature and extent of substance use by children and adolescents. Discussion is included on the direct impact on health, safety, and wellbeing, as well as that of families and communities. This book will enable health and social care professionals, students, and policy makers to develop effective prevention and treatment services for children and adolescents affected by substance of abuse.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Extent of Use and Pharmacological Considerations
The Psychodepressants
The Psychostimulants
The Psychodelics
Developmental Considerations
Explaining Child and Adolescent Use of the Drugs and Substances of Abuse
Exposure to the Drugs and Substances of Abuse from Conception through Childhood
Effects of the Drugs and Substances of Abuse on Learning and Memory During Childhood and Adolescence
Clinical Considerations
Detecting Adolescent Use of the Drugs and Substances of Abuse: Selected Quick-Screen Psychometric Tests
Dual Diagnosis Among Adolescents
Preventing and Treating Child and Adolescent Use of the Drugs and Substances of Abuse
Appendix: Abbreviations Used in the Text
References
Index
About the Authors

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