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American Journal of Nursing, 2001 Book of the Year Award in Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Building upon generic concepts and skills of caring and helping, this book provides a foundation for addiction practice by health and social services professionals. Chapters emphasize the knowledge considered essential in every area, and each chapter identifies the skills required and suggests topics for further study.

Addiction Across the Life Span
Addiction across the life span
  • Grasp the significance of addiction across the life span.
  • Recognize the problem of perinatal addiction.
  • Acknowledge the effects of parental addiction on infants and children.
  • Identify the risks associated with adolescent addiction.
  • Consider the impact addiction has on the developmental tasks of young adults.
  • Recognize the heavy toll addiction takes on middle-aged adults.
  • Identify patterns and problems of drinking and use of other drugs in older adults.
  • Appreciate the problem of addiction to over-the-counter and prescription drugs in older adults.
  • Review the implications for treatment across the life span.
  • Addiction Across the Life span
  • Perinatal Addiction
    • Alcohol and Other CNS Depressants
    • Cocaine and Other CNS Stimulants
    • Opioids
    • Hallucinogens
    • Marijuana
    • Other Drugs
  • Infants
  • Children
  • Adolescents
    • Substance Use/Addictive Behaviors
    • Harmful Effects
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