Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, & Recovery

Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, & Recovery

  • Summary
  • Contents
  • Reader's guide
  • Entries A-Z
  • Subject index

“The scope includes behavioral addictions such as eating disorders, gambling and compulsive shopping. Preparation of the profession is heavily featured in numerous articles on standards, training, ehtics and professional organizations. An emphasis on expectations and current practice make this set and excellent resource for those preparing for work in their fields. Therefore, this title is highly appropriate for academic libraries.”—John R.M. Lawrence. “This comphrehensive resource makes a great companion to works such as Edith M. Freeman’s Substance Abuse Treatment (Sage, 1993), Gary L. Fisher and Thomas C. Harrison’s Substance Abuse (4th ed., Allyn & Bacon, 2008), and most of the works in Guilford’s “Substance Abuse” series. Highly recommended for research and academic libraries.”—Library Journal. “Reflecting the recent explosion in the knowledge base of all aspects of the alcohol and drug abuse field, the Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery presents state-of-the-art research and evidence-based applications. The Encyclopedia’s approximately 350 A-to-Z signed entries focus on the information that addiction treatment and prevention professionals and allied health professionals need to effectively work with clients.”—John R.M. Lawrence, Library Journal. Features: Provides comprehensive and authoritative coverage of such areas as the neurobiology of addiction, models of addiction, sociocultural perspectives on drug use, family and community factors, prevention theories and techniques, professional issues, the criminal justice system and substance abuse, assessment and diagnosis, and moreFocuses on concepts of addiction and treatment practices, but also addresses commonly used and abused drugs, including recreational, prescription, and over-the-counter; Offers a Reader's Guide that lists topic categories with specific entries; Presents cross-references at the end of each entry to help readers locate related information in other entries, as well as Further Readings for those who wish to pursue topics in more depth; Includes an appendix listing 58 different drugs and substances with corresponding relevant entries. The Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery is intended for use by pre-service and in-service addiction prevention and treatment providers and allied professionals in the fields of criminal justice, counseling, social work, public health, nursing, medicine, other health care professions, education, and family studies.

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