Rethinking Substance Abuse What the Science Shows, and What We Should Do about It

ISBN-10: 1572302313

ISBN-13: 9781572302310

Edition: 2006

Authors: William R. Miller, Kathleen M. Carroll

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In this book leading experts describe what treatment and prevention would look like if it were based on the best science available.The volume incorporates developmental, neurobiological, genetic, behavioural and social-environmental perspectives and summarizes current thinking on the nature and causes of these problems.
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List price: $81.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 2/15/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

Defining and Addressing the Problem
The Forest and the Trees: Addiction as a Complex Self-Organizing System
Biological Factors
The Neurobiology of Addiction: A Hedonic Calvinist View
What Can Human Brain Imaging Tell Us about Vulnerability to Addiction and to Relapse?
Genetics of Substance Use Disorders
Psychological Factors
Natural Change and the Troublesome Use of Substances: A Life-Course Perspective
Developmental Perspectives on the Risk for Developing Substance Abuse Problems
Comorbid Substance Use Disorders and Psychiatric Disorders
Motivational Factors in Addictive Behaviors
Social Factors
Racial and Gender Differences in Substance Abuse: What Should Communities Do about Them?
Family and Other Close Relationships
Social Contexts and Substance Use
Ethnography and Applied Substance Misuse Research: Anthropological and Cross-Cultural Factors
Behavioral Therapies: The Glass Would Be Half Full If Only We Had a Glass
Pharmacotherapy of Addictive Disorders
Religion, Spirituality, and the Troublesome Use of Substances
What We Need Is a System: Creating a Responsive and Effective Substance Abuse Treatment System
Drawing the Science Together: Ten Principles, Ten Recommendations
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