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.