Concepts of Chemical Dependency

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CONCEPTS OF CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY, Seventh Edition reflects the explosion of information regarding the understanding, identification, and treatment of addictive disorders. Doweiko examines the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, barbiturates, amphetamines, cocaine, opiates, and hallucinogens, as well as chemicals frequently left out of other books -- such as aerosols, steroids, and over-the-counter analgesics. Additionally, the text investigates solid strategies for working with clients, the differences between abusers and addicts; drug effects on children, teenagers, and pregnant and nursing women; and children of alcoholics.

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Dr. Harold E. Doweiko is a licensed psychologist who has been on staff at the Gundersen-Lutheran medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin, for 19 years, working with the substance abuse rehabilitation program, the chronic pain management program, and the traditional adult mental health patients, including "dual diagnosis" patients. He has served with the La Crosse (Wisconsin) 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 served as 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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"This is an excellent graduate level test, the first that I've seen that provides an academic discussion of the biopsychoscocial aspects of substance abuse, at both individual and societal levels. The author is courageous enough to critically discuss many of the "sacred cows" of traditional substance abuse treatment literature, including Abstinence only programs, 12 Step programs (including the offshoots of CODA and ACOA), and the Minnesota treatment model. These discussions are even handed, drawing from research studies to support or question the "common knowledge" of addiction science; from diagnosis through treatment and long term recovery."

"This textbook provides the best overall introduction to substance abuse counseling. It can be used for beginning and advanced counselors."

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