Chemical Dependency A Systems Approach

by C.Aaron McNeece, Diana M. DiNitto

Chemical Dependency A Systems Approach Synopsis

Comprehensive presentation of substance abuse with the most recent issues in epidemiology, etiology, substance abuse policy, and treatment. The book looksat substance abuse from a systems perspective, It presents all major theories of addiction, as well as the major physiological and psychological results of substance abuse, including fetal alcohol syndrome. Coverage of the latest developments in treatment (including pharmacological approaches), recent research on treatment outcomes, and a comprehensive discussion of etiological theories, including genetics, is included. This edition contains an up-to-date discussion of the most recent trends in designer drugs to help explain the considerable frequency of changes in which drug use patterns occur. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: Understand at-risk drinking and substance disorders, including how to identify these problems, how to intervene once they have been identified, and how to make referrals Identify approaches to help clients avoid or address substance use disorders Examine current information on the most rigorous scientific studies of treatment effectiveness Trace the development of new medication-assisted treatments

Book Information

ISBN: 9780205787272
Publication date: 27th July 2011
Author: C.Aaron McNeece, Diana M. DiNitto
Publisher: Pearson an imprint of Pearson Education (US)
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 600 pages
Categories: Social welfare & social services,

About C.Aaron McNeece, Diana M. DiNitto

C. Aaron McNeece was a social work educator for 34 years, after working as a correctional social worker. He has conducted extensive research on both substance abuse and criminal justice issues. He served for 10 years as the director of the Institute for Health and Human Services Research at Florida State University, where he was also the Walter W. Hudson Professor of Social Work and later, Dean of the College of Social Work. He is currently Professor and Dean Emeritus. Diana DiNitto is Cullen Trust Centennial Professor of Alcohol Studies and Education and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at ...

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