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Handbook Of Drug Use Etiology

Author : Lawrence M. Scheier
ISBN : 1433804468
Genre : Psychology
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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.

The Handbook Of Drugs And Society

Author : Henry H. Brownstein
ISBN : 9781118726792
Genre : Social Science
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This handbook provides a comprehensive examination of the past and present roles of drugs in society with a focus on theory, research, policy, and practice. Includes 28 original chapters with multi-disciplinary and international perspectives by top social and behavioral scientists Reviews current knowledge in the field, including key research findings, theoretical developments, and methodological debates Identifies ongoing controversies in the field, emergent topics, and areas in need of further inquiry Discusses individual drugs as well as topics like physiological theories of drug use and abuse, public health implications of drugs, patterns of drugs and crime, international drug trade and trafficking, and designer drugs

The Oxford Handbook Of Substance Use And Substance Use Disorders

Author : Kenneth J. Sher
ISBN : 9780199381692
Genre : Psychology
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Substance use and substance use disorders (SUDs) have been documented in a number of cultures since the beginnings of recorded time and represent major societal concerns in the present day. The Oxford Handbook of Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders provides comprehensive reviews of key areas of inquiry into the fundamental nature of substance use and SUDs, their features, causes, consequences, course, treatment, and prevention. It is clear that understanding these various aspects of substance use and SUDs requires a multidisciplinary perspective that considers the pharmacology of drugs of abuse, genetic variation in these acute and chronic effects, and psychological processes in the context of the interpersonal and cultural contexts. Comprising two volumes, this Handbook also highlights a range of opportunities and challenges facing those interested in the basic understanding of the nature of these phenomena and novel approaches to assess, prevent, and treat these conditions with the goal of reducing the enormous burden these problems place on our global society. Chapters in Volume 1 cover the historical and cultural contexts of substance use and its consequences, its epidemiology and course, etiological processes from the perspective of neuropharmacology, genetics, personality, development, motivation, and the interpersonal and larger social environment. Chapters in Volume 2 cover major health and social consequences of substance involvement, psychiatric comorbidity, assessment, and interventions. Each chapter highlights key issues in the respective topic area and raises unanswered questions for future research. All chapters are authored by leading scholars in each topic. The level of coverage is sufficiently deep to be of value to both trainees and established scientists and clinicians interested in an evidenced-based approach.

Transgenerational Family Therapies

Author : Laura Giat Roberto
ISBN : 0898621070
Genre : Psychology
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Our society's emphasis on mobility, competition, and depersonalization has left contemporary families more isolated than families of the past. Particularly relevant for working with the postmodern family, transgenerational practice provides a fulcrum for enhancing family cohesion, identity, and well-being. This comprehensive volume elucidates the historical and theoretical roots of the four major models of these time-sensitive approaches and demonstrates how practitioners can utilize their key concepts to better assess and treat families. Encompassing natural systems, symbolic-experiential, contextual, and object relations models, the book identifies the aspects that make each model unique and illustrates the powerful common elements they share. By classifying the assumptions about structure and process that underlie each of the models, TRANSGENERATIONAL FAMILY THERAPIES begins the systematic integration of an effective approach and provides a unified transgenerational framework for practice.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : STANFORD:36105211722678
Genre : English literature
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The Handbook Of Narcissism And Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Author : W. Keith Campbell
ISBN : 1118029267
Genre : Psychology
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The Handbook of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder is the definitive resource for empirically sound information on narcissism for researchers, students, and clinicians at a time when this personality disorder has become a particularly relevant area of interest. This unique work deepens understanding of how narcissistic behavior influences behavior and impedes progress in the worlds of work, relationships, and politics.!--EndFragment--

Evidence Based Treatments For Alcohol And Drug Abuse

Author : Paul M. G. Emmelkamp
ISBN : 9781135927165
Genre : Psychology
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Evidence-Based Treatments for Alcohol and Drug Abuse encompasses the developments in the field over the last decade, blending theory, techniques and clinical flexibility. Research in the past decade has shown that substance abuse and substance dependence are treatable. The field has witnessed the introduction of evidence-based psychological and specific pharmacological treatments. Unfortunately, many of the empirical supported therapies for addictions are still not widely applied by practitioners. The third volume in the Practical Clinical Guidebooks Series (PCG), Evidence-Based Treatments for Alcohol and Drug Abuse, defines the characteristics, classification, and prevalence of substance use disorders, and provides the clinician with practical guidelines applicable across a variety of treatment settings and patient groups. Drawing on the recent research in the field, the authors provide the practicing clinician and student with an up-to-date understanding of the epidemiology, etiology, course and prognosis of substance abuse disorders that would be relevant to clinical practice. In addition to describing phenomenology and etiology, the book provides a comprehensive guide to the assessment and treatment of DSM-IV-TR substance abuse disorders (SUDs), including abuse and dependence of alcohol, stimulants, opiates, hallucinogens, cannabis/marijuana, sedative, and party drugs.

The Twin Soul Of Alexander

Author : Lawrence M. Scheier
ISBN : 1542360617
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While many books, fiction and nonfiction alike, chronicle Alexander the Great's ascension to power and conquest of the ancient world, few go back to Alexander's early adulthood. In this vividly written and thoroughly researched novel, Lawrence Scheier explores Alexander's early years through the eyes of the renowned leader's best friend and lover, Hephaestion. Scheier's fictional biography is full of political intrigue, family treachery, and enticing romance. Do not waste the opportunity! The words of Hephaestion's father ring in his ears when he first approaches the young Alexander in the Macedonian capital of Pella. Hephaestion hopes to use his father's relationship with King Philip to be appointed as one of Alexander's royal companions. Hephaestion quickly becomes entangled in the complex politics of the royal family. Queen Olympias, Alexander's mother, gives him the position in exchange for his loyalty to Alexander and asks him seduce her son. Hephaestion realizes that he is being used a pawn in the twisted game between the king and queen. Hephaestion must make difficult choices to stop Alexander from being sacrificed on the altar of his parents' dysfunction. At the same time, Hephaestion must confront his own feelings for the prince and the dangerous consequences of Alexander's ambition.

Handbook Of Religion And Mental Health

Author : Harold G. Koenig
ISBN : 008053371X
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 40. 18 MB
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The Handbook of Religion and Mental Health is a useful resource for mental health professionals, religious professionals, and counselors. The book describes how religious beliefs and practices relate to mental health and influence mental health care. It presents research on the association between religion and personality, coping behavior, anxiety, depression, psychoses, and successes in psychotherapy and includes discussions on specific religions and their perspectives on mental health. Provides a useful resource for religious and mental health professionals Describes the connections between spirituality, religion, and physical and mental health Discusses specific religions and their perspectives on mental health Presents research on the association between religion and personality, coping behavior, anxiety, depression, psychoses, and successes in psychotherapy

Stress And Addiction

Author : Mustafa al'Absi
ISBN : 0080525296
Genre : Psychology
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Stress is one of the most commonly reported precipitants of drug use and is considered the number one cause of relapse to drug abuse. For the past several decades, there have been a number of significant advances in research focusing on the neurobiological and psychosocial aspects of stress and addiction; along with this growth came the recognition of the importance of understanding the interaction of biological and psychosocial factors that influence risk for initiation and maintenance of addictive behaviors. Recent research has started to specifically focus on understanding the nature of how stress contributes to addiction - this research has influenced the way we think about addiction and its etiological factors and has produced exciting possibilities for developing effective intervention strategies; to date there has been no available book to integrate this literature. This highly focused work integrates and consolidates available knowledge to provide a resource for researchers and practitioners and for trainees in multiple fields. Stress and Addiction will help neuroscientists, social scientists, and mental health providers in addressing the role of stress in addictive behaviors; the volume is also useful as a reference book for those conducting research in this field. Integrates theoretical and practical issues related to stress and addiction Includes case studies illustrating where an emotional state and addictive behavior represent a prominent feature of the clinical presentation Cross-disciplinary coverage with contributions by by scientists and practitioners from multiple fields, including psychology, neuroscience, neurobiology, and medicine

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