A Guide to Alcohol and Drug Dependence - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780723607557, 9781483183558

A Guide to Alcohol and Drug Dependence

2nd Edition

Authors: J. S. Madden
eBook ISBN: 9781483183558
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 28th June 1984
Page Count: 300
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A Guide to Alcohol and Drug Dependence, Second Edition provides information on the recognition of alcohol misuse, on alcohol dependence among the elderly, and on outpatient withdrawal from opioids. This book emphasizes the detection and early treatment of alcohol misuse, the detoxification of drug users followed by drug-free counseling, and preventive measures.

Organized into nine chapters, this edition begins with an overview of the various types of dependence-producing drugs, including morphine, cocaine, cannabis, alcohol-barbiturate, amphetamine, hallucinogen, and inhalants and volatile solvents. This text then explains the depressant actions of alcohol on the central nervous system that affects first the higher cerebral functions responsible for concern about personal behavior and for self-restraint. Other chapters consider the physical disabilities that heavy drinkers are prone to develop. The final chapter deals with the preventive measures directed against the problems presented by drugs and alcohol.

This book is a valuable resource for social workers, nurses, occupational therapists, and clinical psychologists.

Table of Contents


1. Terminology, Prevalence, Causation

2. Alcohol and Alcohol Dependence

3. Disabilities and Social Features in Alcohol Dependence

4. Treatment of Complications and of Withdrawal Features in Alcohol Dependence

5. Psychological Aspects in the Treatment of Alcohol Dependence

6. Opioids and General Sedatives

7. Stimulants and Other Drugs of Dependence and Misuse

8. Treatment of Drug Misuse and Dependence

9. Prevention



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