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Drugs and Behavior
A Sourcebook for the Human Services


Other Titles in:
Substance Abuse Counselling

November 1991 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
A practical, clearly written resource on substance abuse, Drugs and Behavior offers the most comprehensive examination for human service professionals to date on this topic.

Relevant psychopharmacological and central nervous system information is presented, the impact of the family and community upon the abuse of drugs is discussed and descriptions of various drugs (alcohol, CNS depressants, hallucinogens, nicotine and marijuana) are provided. Unique to this volume are topics traditionally excluded from other resources, including etiological and explanatory theories, assumptions involved in different treatment modalities and alcohol and drug use patterns related to age, ethnicity and gender.

 
PART ONE: DRUGS AND THEIR USE
 
Overview
Drug Use and Abuse  
 
Drugs and the Body
 
Narcotics
 
CNS Depressants
Sedative-Hypnotics  
 
Alcohol
 
Central Nervous System Stimulants
 
Marijuana and Hashish
 
Hallucinogens
 
Nicotine
 
PART TWO: THEORIES OF ETIOLOGY
 
Biological and Genetic Explanations
 
Psychosocial and Sociocultural Explanations
 
Theories of Etiology
 
PART THREE: TREATMENT MODALITIES
 
Self-Help Groups
 
Medical Aspects of Treatment
 
Individual Treatment Approaches
 
Group Therapy
 
Family Systems and Family Therapy
 
PART FOUR: SPECIAL POPULATIONS
 
Children and Adolescents
 
The Elderly
 
Women and Substance Abuse
 
Lesbians and Gay Men
 
Ethnic Minorities
 
PART FIVE: SPECIAL ISSUES
 
General Issues
 
Some Treatment Issues
 
Policy and Prevention

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ISBN: 9780803934627
£63.00