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Chemical Dependency: A Systems Approach Plus MySearchLab -- Access Card Package (4th Edition)

McNeece, C. Aaron; DiNitto, Diana M.

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Title: Chemical Dependency: A Systems Approach Plus...

Publisher: Pearson

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Comprehensive presentation of substance abuse with the most recent issues in epidemiology, etiology, substance abuse policy, and treatment.   

 

The book looksat substance abuse from a systems perspective, It presents all major theories of addiction, as well as the major physiological and psychological results of substance abuse, including fetal alcohol syndrome.

 

Coverage of the latest developments in treatment (including pharmacological approaches), recent research on treatment outcomes, and a comprehensive discussion of etiological theories, including genetics, is included. This edition contains an up-to-date discussion of the most recent trends in designer drugs to help explain the considerable frequency of changes in which drug use patterns occur.

 

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Understand at-risk drinking and substance disorders, including how to identify these problems, how to intervene once they have been identified, and how to make referrals
  • Identify approaches to help clients avoid or address substance use disorders
  • Examine current information on the most rigorous scientific studies of treatment effectiveness
  • Trace the development of new medication-assisted treatments

Note: MySocialWorkLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySocialWorkLab, please visit: www.mysocialworklab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySocialWork (at no additional cost). VP: 0205206808

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This well-respected text on substance abuse takes a comprehensive look at chemical dependency, covering the most recent issues in the areas of epidemiology, etiology, substance abuse policy, and treatment.

Chemical Dependency: A Systems Approach, Third Edition, looks at substance abuse from a systems perspective, making it particularly appropriate for social work students who are accustomed to a “person-in-environment” approach. All major theories of addiction are presented, as well as the major physiological and psychological results of substance abuse, including fetal alcohol syndrome. Coverage of the latest developments in treatment and research incorporates the most recent findings on genetic causes of alcoholism. This edition includes an up-to-date discussion of the most recent trends in designer drugs, to account for the considerable frequency in which drug use patterns occur. In addition, the most recent policy changes at the state, federal, and international levels have been added.

What's New to This Edition

  • APA format is used throughout the entire text, making footnotes and references more manageable and easier to follow.
  • New chapter on the neurobiology of addiction provides the most current information on the consequences and causes of substance abuse problems (Ch. 2).
  • A list of resources at the end of each chapter provides students with mailing addresses and websites for additional information on each subject.

“This is the best text on substance abuse for social work published. It's as classic a text for social work as Oakley Ray's pharmacology text of the 80s and 90s.”
Paul R. Raffoul, University of Houston

“The authors have a good writing style. They write clearly and have the unique ability to simplify the most difficult concepts so that students can comprehend them...The authors are careful and exhibit consistent use of a preliminary explanatory section of each part of the textbook.”
Arturo Acosta, El Paso Community College

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