Drug Abuse: Concepts, Prevention, and Cessation

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-02-18
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Drug Abuse: Concepts, Prevention, and Cessation serves as a comprehensive source of information on the topography of, causes of, and solutions to drug problems. The text covers conceptual issues regarding definitions of drug use, misuse, abuse, and dependence. Importantly, the text addresses a variety of theoretical bases currently applied to the development of prevention and cessation programs, specific program content from evidence-based programs, and program processes and modalities. Information regarding etiology, prevention, and cessation is neatly delineated into (a) neurobiological, (b) cognitive, (c) micro-social, and (d) macro-social/physical environmental units. The book is ideally suited as a primary source for students and professionals in chemical dependence programs, clinical and health psychology, public health, preventive medicine, nursing, sociology, and social work, among other fields, on the nature, causes, prevention, and cessation of the abuse of legal and illegal drugs.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Concepts and Classes of Drugs
Concepts of Drugs, Drug Use, Misuse, and Abusep. 3
Further Classifications Relevant to Substance Abuse and Dependencep. 18
Types of Drugs, History of Drug Use and Misuse, and Costs of Drug Misusep. 30
Current Multivariable Modelsp. 57
Neurobiologically Relevantp. 69
Cognitive Processesp. 87
Social Interaction and Social Groupsp. 98
The Large Social and Physical Environmentp. 109
Assessmentp. 123
Concepts of Preventionp. 139
Neurobiologically Relevantp. 155
Cognitive Processesp. 168
Social Interaction and Social Groupsp. 179
The Large Social and Physical Environmentp. 193
Concepts of Cessationp. 207
Neurobiologically Relevantp. 225
Cognitive Processesp. 237
Social Interaction and Social Groupsp. 248
The Large Social and Physical Environmentp. 262
Conclusions and the Future
Conclusions and Recent and Future Directionsp. 277
Referencesp. 295
Author Indexp. 337
Subject Indexp. 348
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