Concepts of Chemical Dependency,
10th Edition

Harold E. Doweiko

ISBN-13: 9781337563451
Copyright 2019 | Published
736 pages | List Price: USD $231.95
ISBN: 9781337563451

From inhalants and alcohol to synthetic drugs and opiates, CONCEPTS OF CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY, 10th Edition, reflects the explosion of information regarding the understanding, identification and treatment of substance use disorders. Author Harold Doweiko also examines the use and misuse of tobacco, barbiturates, amphetamines, cocaine and hallucinogens as well as chemicals frequently left out of other books--such as aerosols, steroids and over-the-counter analgesics. One thing you won't find is a judgmental approach preaching that "drugs are bad for you." By studying the facts and concepts in this book, you get the information you need to understand relevant research related to misused substances and help your clients overcome substance misuse challenges.

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1. Why Worry About Substance Misuse or Substance Use Disorders?
2. The Nature of the Beast.
3. A Brief Introduction to the Science of Pharmacology.
4. An Introduction to Alcohol: Man's Oldest Recreational Chemical.
5. The Alcohol Use Disorders.
6. Misuse of Barbiturates and Barbiturate-Like Compounds.
7. Misuse of Benzodiazepines and Similar Agents.
8. Misuse of Central Nervous System Stimulants and Stimulant Use Disorders.
9. Cocaine Misuse and Cocaine Use Disorder.
10. Marijuana Misuse and Cannabis Use Disorder.
11. Opioid Use and Misuse.
12. Hallucinogen Misuse.
13. Misuse of Inhalants and Aerosols.
14. The Under-Recognized Problem of Steroid Misuse.
15. Tobacco Products and Tobacco Use Disorder.
16. Over the Counter Analgesics.
17. Chemicals and the Neonate.
18. Gender and Substance Use Disorders.
19. Hidden Faces of Substance Use Disorders.
20. Substance Misuse by Children and Adolescents.
21. Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders in College Students.
22. Substance Use Disorders and the Older Adult.
23. Substance Use Disorders and the Family.
24. Codependency and Enabling.
25. The Client with Co-Occurring Disorders: Substance Use Disorders and Mental Illness.
26. The Biopsychosocial Model of the Substance Use Disorders.
27. The Substance Use Disorders as a Disease of the Human Spirit
28. The Assessment of Suspected Substance Use Disorders.
29. Intervention.
30. Treatment Settings.
31. Treatment Formats.
32. The Process of Treatment.
33. Pharmacological Interventions for Substance Use Disorders.
34. Relapse and Other Problems Frequently Encountered in Substance Rehabilitation.
35. Support Groups to Promote and Sustain Recovery.
36. Substance Use Disorders and Infectious Disease.
37. The Relationship Between Drugs and Crime.
38. The Debate Over Legalization.

  • Harold E. Doweiko

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

  • This edition uses the preferred language implemented by the field, helping students adopt appropriate terminology that avoids labeling individuals who struggle with substance use disorders.

  • A new chapter examines use of substances by the elderly, an increasing concern given the "graying" of Americans and individuals around the world. This timely material helps students prepare for settings where they will interact with older adults.

  • Updated research about all substances covered in the text includes the most recent details on prevalence and current trends.

  • Updated material on synthetic substances helps instructors teach about the ever-changing options regarding access to substances that students will encounter in their future work.

  • Discussion questions for each chapter help students understand the complex nature of the substance use disorders and some of the controversies associated with the topic.

  • An end-of-book glossary helps students review and retain the many new terms they learn in the book.

  • Clear guidelines and strategies for human service workers--including evaluation, intervention techniques, treatment, recovery and common problems in treatment--help students prepare to work effectively with clients.

  • The book focuses on important issues to consider when working with clients, such as the effect of chemicals on neonates, chemical abuse by children and adolescents, codependency and enabling, the dually diagnosed client and addiction and the family.

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