Substance Use and Abuse

Substance Use and Abuse : Exploring Alcohol and Drug Issues

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In this comprehensive introduction to the study of substance use and abuse, the authors explore both the personal and the societal consequences of alcohol and drug problems. A series of provocative chapters also helps students to navigate the unique problems facing women, adolescents, college students, the elderly, racial minorities, and the GLBT community. Trends in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and policy are all thoroughly covered. Among its many outstanding features, the book: puts a human face on the problems of alcohol and drug addiction; highlights the implications of theory and research for policy and practice; includes thematic discussion questions and an inventory of key concepts and terms; and, emphasizes readability for a challenging but not overly technical approach. This is a comprehensive, accessible introduction to the study of substance use, abuse, and treatment.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 350 pages
  • 150 x 232 x 26mm | 621.42g
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1588266206
  • 9781588266200

Table of contents

Introduction: Substances and Society.; Alcohol, Drugs, and Society: An Overview.; Alcohol and Alcoholism.; Drugs and Drug Addiction.; Diverse Populations: Patterns of Substance Use and Abuse.; Children and Adolescents.; Women.; Race and Ethnicity.; Issues of Sexual Identity.; The Elderly.; Social Consequences of Substance Use and Abuse.; College Drinking.; Alcohol, Drugs, and the Family.; Alcohol, Drugs, and Crime.; Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention, and Policy Implications.; Screening, Assessment and Diagnosis.; Treatment and Recovery.; Policy, Prevention, and Practice.
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Review quote

"Accessible and broad, this new text provides an up-to-date, comprehensive overview of alcohol- and drug-related issues in the United States." - Robert L. Peralta, University of Akron "An excellent resource for students who need a strong, solid foundation in the complexities of substance abuse and dependence; the authors integrate multidisciplinary perspectives as they contextualize alcohol and other drug problems." - Margaret A. Smith, Keene State College"
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About Sylvia I. Mignon

Sylvia I. Mignon is director of the MS in Human Services Program and associate professor of human services and criminal justice at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Marjorie Marcoux Faiia is professor of sociology and women's studies at Rivier College. Peter L. Myers is director of the Addictions Counselor Training Program at Essex County College. Earl Rubington is professor emeritus of sociology at Northeastern University.
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