Defining Substance Abuse Dependence
Continuum of Substance Use Behaviors.
Characteristics and Classification of Substances
Characteristics of Substances.
Substance Use and Conditioning.
Physiological Characteristics or Factors of the Substance User.
Psychological Characteristics of the User.
Classification of Substances.
Development of Substance Abuse and Dependence
Models of Substance Dependence.
Causal Factors of Substance Abuse and Dependence.
Early Onset Variables.
Late Onset Variables.
Stages of Substance Dependence and Recovery
A Causal Model for Substance Abuse.
Preblematic Behavior and Thought Patterns.
Patterns of Use.
Developmental Stages of Dependence.
Experience of Object Loss.
Process of Relapse.
Special Issues of Substance Dependence.
Purpose of Assessment.
Individualized Treatment Plan.
Multivariate Treatment Planning.
Important Components of a Substance Abuse History.
Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessment.
Substance-Related Assessment Inventories.
Mnemonic Screening Devices.
Functional Importance of Substance Use.
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28th April 2003
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Sharon Johnson is a psychologist in private practice. She has participated as a committee member and chair of a Utilization Management Committee for a managed care company.
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Fresno, CA, USA
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