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Concepts of Chemical Dependency


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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. Appendices. Glossary. References. Index.

About the Author

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."

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