Concepts of Chemical Dependency

ISBN-10: 0495505803

ISBN-13: 9780495505808

Edition: 7th 2009

Authors: Harold E. Doweiko

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CONCEPTS OF CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY, Seventh Edition reflects the explosion of information regarding the understanding, identification, and treatment of addictive disorders. Doweiko examines the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, barbiturates, amphetamines, cocaine, opiates, and hallucinogens, as well as chemicals frequently left out of other books -- such as aerosols, steroids, and over-the-counter analgesics. Additionally, the text investigates solid strategies for working with clients, the differences between abusers and addicts; drug effects on children, teenagers, and pregnant and nursing women; and children of alcoholics.
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List price: $204.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/25/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Dr. Harold E. Doweiko is a licensed psychologist who has been on staff at the Gundersen-Lutheran medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin, for 19 years, working with the substance abuse rehabilitation program, the chronic pain management program, and the traditional adult mental health patients, including "dual diagnosis" patients. He has served with the La Crosse (Wisconsin) County Drug Court for 3.5 years, and served as a professional witness on the topic of substance use disorders for Federal and State Courts in Kansas, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Dr. Doweiko has served as an adjunct faculty member for colleges in both Wisconsin and Minnesota, most recently with the Viterbo University counselor education program in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Why worry about recreational chemical abuse?
Statement of the problem of substance use disorders
The medical model of chemical addiction
Psychosocial models of the substance abuse disorders
Addiction as a disease of the human spirit
An introduction to pharmacology
Introduction to alcohol : the oldest recreational chemical
Chronic alcohol abuse and addiction
Abuse of and addiction to the barbiturates and barbiturate-like drugs
Abuse of and addiction to benzodiazepines and similar agents
Abuse of and addiction to amphetamines and CNS stimulants
Marijuana abuse and addiction
Opioid abuse and addiction
Hallucinogen abuse and addiction
Abuse of and addiction to the inhalants and aerosols
The unrecognized problem of steroid abuse and addiction
The over-the-counter analgesics : unexpected agents of abuse
Tobacco products and nicotine addiction
Chemicals and the neonate : the consequences of drug abuse during pregnancy
Gender and substance use disorders
Hidden faces of chemical dependency
Chemical abuse by children and adolescents
The dual diagnosis client : chemical addiction and mental illness
Codependency and enabling
Addiction and the family
The evaluation of substance use problems
The process of intervention
The treatment of chemical dependency
The process of recovery
Treatment formats for chemical dependency rehabilitation
Relapse and other problems frequently encountered in treatment
Pharmacological intervention tactics and substance abuse
Substance abuse/addiction and infectious disease
Self-help groups
Crime and drug use
The debate around legalization
One Sample assessment : alcohol abuse situation
Sample assessment : chemical dependency situation
The "Jellinek" chart for alcoholism
Drug classification schedules
Modified Centers for Disease Control HIV/AIDS classification chart
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