Concepts of Chemical Dependency
This book should be of interest to those concerned with psychology, sociology, sociobiology, health science/education and dependance counselling.
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 165.1 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 430.91g
- 01 Jan 1990
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- CA, United States
Table of contents
Scope of the problem of chemical dependency. Alcohol; A brief summary of the acute effects. The chronic use of alcohol. Barbiturates and the CNS depressants. Cocaine. Amphetamines. Marijuana. Narcotic analgesics. Inhalants and aerosols. Over-the-counter analgesics.Hallucinogens. Cigarettes and nicotine. A short primer on theoretical models of addiction. Addiction as a disease of the spirit. Hidden victims of chemical dependancy. Codependancy and enabling. Assessment of chemical dependancy. The process of intervention. The treatment of chemical dependancy. The outpatient treatment of chemical dependancy. Inpatient treatment of chemical dependancy. Alcoholics anonymous and narcotics anonymous. Drugs and sexuality. Appendices, reference and index.