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Concepts of Chemical Dependency, 8th Edition (SW 393R 23-Treatment of Chemical Dependency) Paperback – 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0840033901 ISBN-10: 0840033907 Edition: 8th

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  • Series: SW 393R 23-Treatment of Chemical Dependency
  • Paperback: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Brooks/Cole; 8th edition (2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0840033907
  • ISBN-13: 978-0840033901
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.9 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #249,588 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1. Why Worry About Substance Abuse? 2. The Nature of the Beast (What are the Substance Use Disorders?). 3. Pharmacology. 4. Social Alcohol Use and its Effects. 5. Chronic Alcohol Use and its Consequences. 6. Barbiturates and Barbiturate-like Drugs. 7. Benzodiazepines. 8. Amphetamine and Amphetamine-like Compounds. 9. Cocaine. 10. Marijuana. 11. Narcotic Analgesics. 12. Hallucinogens. 13. Inhalants. 14. Anabolic Steroids. 15. OTC Analgesics. 16. Tobacco Use. 17. Neonatal Drug Exposure. 18. Addiction in Women. 19. Hidden Faces of Substance Use Disorders (Minorities, etc.). 20. Substance Use by Children and Adolescents. 21. Substance Abuse in College Settings (NEW CHAPTER). 22. Codependency. 23. Addiction and the Family. 24. Dual Diagnosis Issues. 25. Medical Model of the Addictions. 26. Psychosocial Models of the Addictions. 27. Spiritual Model of the Addictions. 28. Assessment of the Patient. 29. Intervention. 30. Treatment Settings. 31. Treatment Formats. 32. Treatment Process. 33. Pharmacotherapy (Pharmacological Treatment of Addictions). 34. Treatment Problems. 35. Support Groups. 36. Drug Use and Infections. 37. Drug Use and Crime. 38. Legalization Issues. Appendices. Glossary. References. Index.

About the Author

Dr. Harold E. Doweiko is a licensed psychologist who has been on staff at the Gundersen-Lutheran medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin, for 19 years, working with the substance abuse rehabilitation program, the chronic pain management program, and the traditional adult mental health patients, including "dual diagnosis" patients. He has served with the La Crosse (Wisconsin) County Drug Court for 3.5 years, and served as a professional witness on the topic of substance use disorders for Federal and State Courts in Kansas, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Dr. Doweiko has served as an adjunct faculty member for colleges in both Wisconsin and Minnesota, most recently with the Viterbo University counselor education program in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

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This book was very detailed and comprehensive.
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I had to purchase this book for a seminar to fulfill my master's degree requirement.
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I really wish I could ask for my money back on this one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Raymond J. Prevost on February 19, 2014
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This is an amazingly unprofessional textbook in that there are so many, many, many words that are either left out or are placed next to one another where the writer, or editor, may have meant to come back and choose the correct word but never did. Consequently, the reader is often forced to reread and choose which word makes sense. Punctuation is also a problem. The editorial gaffes make this book a frustrating read and take away the reader's focus from the material covered. The editorial team should either be horsewhipped or, at the very least, called out for their incompetence.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 18, 2013
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I got exactly what I ordered, so I will not complain. the book is a bit wordy, but what I needed for class
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By CoolGramma613 on February 11, 2013
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This is a tremendously great book on chemical dependency, however, the quality of the book and its construction are definitely lacking. I could not believe the flimsiness of the cover after the price that I paid for it. It is a soft cover, and is very thin. After opening it once, it immediately stayed open. There are many typographical errors in it with occasional words missing which makes it annoying to read occasionally. Now that I have that out of the way, as I said, it is a great book on the subject at hand. One of the things that I like about it are that each chapter is very well organized and the chapters are arranged in a logical progression, though one can pick out any chapter and it will stand alone without reading prior chapters with the exception of having to read chapter one. If you ever have a chance to purchase this book in hardback, do it because the softback is just not worth the money paid for it. I do NOT understand why the book is so expensive aside from the fact that textbooks are not printed in the same numbers as bestselling novels, so the price is inflated to pay for the printing. It sure did not spend much time on the editing floor, checking for mistakes! However, and this is a BIG however, if you want to learn about this subject, this is the book to get. Just do yourself a favor, and one for everyone else who must buy it, and write to the publisher to complain about the quality of the binding, cover, and typographical errors.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By canderson141 on March 17, 2012
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I'm disappointed in this book. There are so many typos and so much contradictory information (sometimes in the same paragraph) that it's hard to take this book with authority. I really wish I could ask for my money back on this one. The basic material is ok. But just with so many typos it just makes you wonder how reliable the information is. If you are going to take a class in addictions ask the professor not to use this book. Plus, there is so much information left out that needs to be in (such as the fact that buprenorphine and it's various compounds are used as opiate maintenance therapy drugs. This wasn't even mentioned in the chapter on opiates. It is mentioned later in the book. The arrangement of the material is good. The chapters are laid out nicely.
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By Linda Lou on July 7, 2014
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There are many typos in this book, and I found it to be very dense. Though it was for a college-level course, the class and professor were not the biggest fans of this text overall.
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By Katherine on July 6, 2014
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The book was damaged....and we had no time to reorder...so my daughter had to be careful as not to have it fall apart.....all the way.....
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By 3 Amigas on March 2, 2014
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I had to get this for graduate school but loved all the information it contained. It was highly informative and a text I actually enjoyed.
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