Substance Use Disorders


Language: Anglais
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250 p. · 23.7x15.8 cm · Hardback
Substance Use Disorders: Assessment and Treatment is a summary of everything a therapist should know about substance abuse in one easy-to-read comprehensive book. The book begins with a discussion of the pharmacology of specific drug classes (opioids, hallucinogens, etc.) and the epidemiology of abuse. It then presents psychological theories of substance abuse, the initiation and progression of substance abuse disorders, issues of prevention and early intervention, and screening and assessment for substance abuse (including specific tests for assessment) and discusses in detail the various treatment methodologies available. Two final chapters explore issues relevant to special populations and legal and ethical considerations, regarding issues such as confidentiality and coerced treatment.

Key Features
* A synthesis of the current research and clinical literature
* Includes strengths and weaknesses of commonly used psychometric assessment measures
* Presentation and review of a complete Psychosocial/Substance Use Assessment form
* Discussion of treatment settings and criteria for placement decisions
* Discussion of treatment alternatives and effectiveness of major pharmacological and psychotherapeutic approaches
* Discussion of factors leading to Relapse, and components of Relapse Prevention programs
Clinical Pharmacology and Clinical Epidemiology of Psychoactive Substances:
Definitions and General Concepts of Pharmacology.
Pharmacology of Individual Drugs.
Clinical Epidemiology of Psychoactive Substances.
Etiology of Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders:
Theories of Etiology.
Initiation, Progression, and Maintenance of Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders:
Stage Models of Adolescent Substance Use.
Risk Factors.
Adult Model of Substance Use.
Course/Natural History of Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders:
The Disease Model.
Models of Progression of Substance Use.
Prevention, Early Intervention, and Harm Reduction:
General Perspective.
Types of Prevention.
Supply Reduction/Legal Interventions.
Risk and Protective Factors.
Skills Training.
Community-Based Prevention.
School-Based Programs.
Parenting/Family Interventions.
Related Risks/Harm Reduction.
Screening and Assessment of Psychoactive Substance Use:
Overview of the Assessment Process.
Alcohol Screening Instruments.
Drug Screening Instruments.
Biological Screening Measures.
Diagnostic Instruments.
Areas to Assess for Treatment Planning Purposes.
Diagnosis and Comorbidity:
Definition and Prevalence.
Diagnostic Issues of the Dually Impaired.
Treatment of the Dually Diagnosed.
Treatment I: Models and Approaches:
Treatment Settings and Services.
Major Theoretical Treatment Approaches.
Additional Psychological Therapies.
Role of Pharmacotherapy.
Treatment Effectiveness/Outcome Studies.
Alternative Treatments.
Treatment II: Planning, Implementing, and Managing Treatment and the Course of Recovery:
Phases of Recovery.
Relapse Parameters.
Treatment Goals.
Engagement of Patients in Treatment.
Client-Treatment Matching.
Treatment of Family Members of Substance Abusers.
Linkage of Services.
Treatment of Criminal Offenders.
Self-Help Groups.
Issues in Specific Populations:
Impaired Physicians.
Ethnic Minorities.
The Elderly Population.
The Homeless Population.
Legal and Ethical Issues:
Responsibility to Diagnose and Treat Substance Use Disorders.
Coerced Treatment.
Treatment of Pregnant Mothers.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Chapter References.