Author: Julie A. Hogan
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2003
This text teaches students about the science-based components of substance abuse prevention practice. This cutting-edge book responds to the growing need for a textbook that addresses the rapid development of the substance abuse prevention profession. Finally, professors have a text that supports the content of their prevention courses! Substance Abuse Prevention presents the most current knowledge in the field, analyzing what does and doesn't work in the implementation of prevention programs. The text also prepares students for the successful completion of the ICRC examination.
This wide-ranging handbook brings together experts in the sociology of drug abuse prevention. Providing a comprehensive overview of the accumulated knowledge on prevention theory, intervention design, and development and prevention research methodology, this work also promotes prevention science as an evolving field in the practice and policy of drug abuse prevention.
Author: Jerome David Levin
Publisher: Jason Aronson
Release Date: 2001
This book is a basic resource of knowledge about alcoholism and drug addiction. The authors cover the scientific and clinical aspects of chemical dependency in a balanced way with case vignettes to illustrate clinical issues. The book is suitable for a number of student needs. Students preparing for the Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) examination will find topics discussed that are drawn from the certification examination requirements. The text can stand as a main source for college-level courses in addictions or chemical dependancy in the mental health health programs, and can be used as a college or stand-alone introduction to chemical dependancy and counseling. Psychologists, social workers, clergy, and other professional counselors who wish to supplement their knowledge about chemical dependancy will find this text serves as a valuable reference. After an introduction to the general problems of substance abuse counseling, the authors delineate the different types of drugs and their effects, organize the relevant information used in the assessment and diagnosis of addictions, integrate knowledge of human development with causes of dependancy and addiction, and explore the impact of addiction on health and the family. They then focus on the principles of chemical abuse counseling, including treatment planning, the different schools of counseling, how to understand and manage relapse, and special populations. They conclude with ethical considerations involved in treating chemical abusers. The authors believe that chemical dependency counseling is the only profession that treats substance abuse as a primary disorder and disease with its own causes, course, progression and complication. Chemical dependency counseling must deal with and absorb a complex and intriguing web of fact and theory drawn from sciences, medicine, and other fields. But the practical side of chemical dependency counseling remains an art and a science. This book offers a whole set of specific techniques
Author: Ezra Susser M.D.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2006-06-01
Searching for the causes of mental disorders is as exciting as it it complex. The relationship between pathophysiology and its overt manifestations is exceedingly intricate, and often the causes of a disorder are elusive at best. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone trying to track these causes, whether they be clinical researchers, public health practitioners, or psychiatric epidemiologists-in-training. Uniting theory and practice in very clear language, it makes a wonderful contribution to both epidemiologic and psychiatric research. Rather than attempting to review the descriptive epidemiology of mental disorders, this book gives much more dynamic exposition of the thinking and techniques used to establish it. Starting out by tracing the brief history of psychiatric epidemiology, the book describes the study of risk factors as causes of mental disorders. Subsequent sections discuss approaches to investigation of biologic, genetic, or social causes and the statistical analysis of study results. The book concludes by following some of the problems involved in the search for genetic causes of mental disorders, and more complex casual relationships.
Author: Kenneth E. Warner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2006-10-13
Required reading for anyone wishing to be conversant with tobaccocontrol policy, the book is edited by Kenneth E. Warner—deanof the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan and aleading tobacco policy researcher—who leads with an overviewof the field. Warner’s overview is supported byreprints of some of the field’s most significant articles,written by leading scholars and practitioners. The topics discussedare: Taxation and Price Clean Indoor Air Laws Advertising, Ad Bans, and Counteradvertising Possession, Use, and Purchase (PUP) Laws and Sales toMinors Cessation Policy Comprehensive State Laws
Author: Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release Date: 2009-08-26
Mental health and substance use disorders among children, youth, and young adults are major threats to the health and well-being of younger populations which often carryover into adulthood. The costs of treatment for mental health and addictive disorders, which create an enormous burden on the affected individuals, their families, and society, have stimulated increasing interest in prevention practices that can impede the onset or reduce the severity of the disorders. Prevention practices have emerged in a variety of settings, including programs for selected at-risk populations (such as children and youth in the child welfare system), school-based interventions, interventions in primary care settings, and community services designed to address a broad array of mental health needs and populations. Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People updates a 1994 Institute of Medicine book, Reducing Risks for Mental Disorders, focusing special attention on the research base and program experience with younger populations that have emerged since that time. Researchers, such as those involved in prevention science, mental health, education, substance abuse, juvenile justice, health, child and youth development, as well as policy makers involved in state and local mental health, substance abuse, welfare, education, and justice will depend on this updated information on the status of research and suggested directions for the field of mental health and prevention of disorders.
Author: Angela Abela
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-10-02
This volume tackles key issues in the changing nature of family life from a global perspective, and is essential reading for those studying and working with families. Covers changes in couple relationships and the challenges these pose; parenting practices and their implications for child development; key contemporary global issues, such as migration, poverty, and the internet, and their impact on the family; and the role of the state in supporting family relationships Includes a stellar cast of international contributors such as Paul Amato and John Coleman, and contributions from leading experts based in North Africa, Japan, Australia and New Zealand Discusses topics such as cohabitation, divorce, single-parent households, same-sex partnerships, fertility, and domestic violence Links research and practice and provides policy recommendations at the end of each chapter
Author: Lawrence M. Scheier
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
Release Date: 2010
This title presents differing theoretical perspectives and a mix of viewpoints on causation, consequences, prevention practices, and policy. It details important emerging areas of study on this topic, such as genetics, race, and age. It links drug use etiology to other areas of behavioral science. It presents implications of the science on policy and practice.
Author: Richard Wilson
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2011-08-24
Using an evidence-based approach, Drug Abuse Prevention: A School and Community Partnership, Third Edition teaches students and practitioners the important concepts and skills needed to design effective drug prevention programs. Written to cover more than just the facts about drugs, this text provides a background of drug use and abuse, presents the principles and skills of prevention, with particular focus on adolescents and school settings, and reinforces the importance of schools forming community partnerships with key institutions and the application of policy tools to enhance the impact of education alone. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
Author: Gary L. Fisher
Release Date: 2009
Substance abuse is one of the most frequent and serious problems encountered by human service workers, criminal justice professionals, and clinicians. Unfortunately, many professionals in these fields receive little, if any, formal training about this problem. Our planned encyclopedia presents state-of-the-art research and evidence-based applications in A-to-Z format. Rather than create a compendium of specific drugs and drug effects, for which there are any number of fine titles already available, the focus will be upon practical knowledge and skills for pre-service and in-service human service professionals, including substance abuse counselors and prevention specialists.
Author: Adrian Carter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2011-11-17
Addiction is a significant health and social problem and one of the largest preventable causes of disease globally. Neuroscience promises to revolutionise our ability to treat addiction, lead to recognition of addiction as a 'real' disorder in need of medical treatment and thereby reduce stigma and discrimination. However, neuroscience raises numerous social and ethical challenges: • If addicted individuals are suffering from a brain disease that drives them to drug use, should we mandate treatment? • Does addiction impair an individual's ability to consent to research or treatment? • How will neuroscience affect social policies towards drug use? Addiction Neuroethics addresses these challenges by examining ethical implications of emerging neurobiological treatments, including: novel psychopharmacology, neurosurgery, drug vaccines to prevent relapse, and genetic screening to identify individuals who are vulnerable to addiction. Essential reading for academics, clinicians, researchers and policy-makers in the fields of addiction, mental health and public policy.
For those who provide counseling services, cultural competency is imperative. "Embracing Diversity" addresses diversity concerns in addiction counseling. It explores students' self-awareness, knowledge, and skills regarding various population groups and provides information on substance use issues, screening and assessment concerns, and treatment recommendations specific to diverse populations. The selected readings speak to the unique issues faced by African Americans, American Indians, Arab Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and women as they address their substance use disorders. Students will learn how to best meet the needs of those who have co-occurring disorders, those within the criminal justice system, and those who are economically disadvantaged. The material also addresses teens, young adults, and older adults, as well as members of the LGBTQ community, and those who are or have been military personnel. "Embracing Diversity" prepares counselors to assist individuals who come from differing walks of life and whose backgrounds and experiences must be taken into account in order to optimize successful outcomes. The book is suitable for graduate-level courses in addiction studies, psychology, social work, and multicultural counseling. Tiffany Lee earned her Bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Florida, her Master's in community counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and her Doctorate in counselor education and supervision from Western Michigan University. Dr. Lee is an assistant professor in the Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse at Western Michigan University, where she teaches courses in addiction and multicultural counseling. Dr. Lee continues to work as an outpatient addictions counselor and has been a Circuit Court Advocate with the national program Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities, and a child protective investigator for the State of Florida. She is a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Paul Tokorcheck earned his Ph.D. in mathematics at UC Santa Cruz, with research interests in group representations, number theory, and Lie theory. He is now a lecturer with the Department of Mathematics at Iowa State University. Apart from mathematics, Dr. Tokorcheck's life journey has taken him through a variety of jobs, from cooking in award-winning kitchens of California, to teaching high school in northern Ghana, to resettling refugees from the civil wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Author: Gary L. Fisher
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date: 2006
Shows how the National Drug Control Strategy has failed its major objectives and spotlights the resistance of policy makers to consider approaches and philosophies that are innovative or controversial.
Author: Cynthia Franklin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2006-02-02
Genre: Social Science
This comprehensive sourcebook covers every aspect of school service delivery, arming practitioners with the nuts and bolts of evidence-based practice. Each of the 114 chapters serves as a detailed intervention map, beginning with a summary of the problem area and moving directly into step-by-step instructions on how to implement an evidence-based program with distinct goals in mind and methods to measure the outcome. School-based professionals in need of ready access to information on mental health disorders, developmental disabilities, health promotion, child abuse, dropout prevention, conflict resolution, crisis intervention, group work, family interventions, culturally competent practice, policy, ethics, legal issues, community involvement, accountability, and funding can now find high-quality and easy-to-implement strategies at their fintertips. A concise, user-friendly format orients readers to each issue with a Getting Started section, then moves smoothly into What We Know, What We Can Do, Tools and Practice Examples, and Points to Remember. Quick-reference tables and charts highlight the most important information needed for daily reference, and lists of further reading and Web resources guide readers in gathering additional information to tailor their practice to suit their students' needs. Each chapter has been specifically crafted by leaders in their fields with the ultimate goal of giving school-based practitioners the tools they need to deliver the best mental health and social services possible to students, families, and communities. This is a must-have reference for all school-based social workers, psychologists, counselors, mental health professionals, and educators.