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Drug Abuse: Concepts, Prevention, and Cessation (Cambridge Studies on Child and Adolescent Health) 1st Edition

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"[...] Sussman and Ames, in Drug Abuse: Concepts, Prevention, and Cessation, intend to provide their readers a better understanding of the parameters of drug abuse. [...], the authors present one general systems model that illustrates a process that can lead to and maintain problematic drug use. [...] Overall this is an excellent text on substance abuse and a very useful, accurate, and up-to-date addition to the literature. The depth of coverage of topics is notable. Issues raised are salient, well researched, and well documented. [...] The impressive resumes of both Sussman and Ames reflect significant achievements in teaching, research, and practice in the arena of substance abuse. They have drawn on this experience to produce a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners, and students in the fields of clinical and health psychology, public health, preventive medicine, nursing, sociology, social work, and others working in chemical dependence programs. [...] The useful charts and diagrams, for example, that of the hypothetical model illustrating the relationship of depression to substance abuse in Chapter 5, are helpful, and the interspersing of photographs is a nice addition. In sum, any deficits are overshadowed by the authors' provision of a thorough, integrative perspective of drug abuse and its prevention and cessation for different contexts and populations."
--John S. Wodarski, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 53, Release 46, Article 7

"Sussman and Ames (both, Univ. of Southern California) offer a comprehensive treatment of the etiology of substance abuse and addiction, including historical and current approaches to prevention and treatment....Readers will appreciate the well-written summary tables at the end of most chapters....Recommended..."
--T.D. Delapp, emerita, University of Alaska Anchorage, CHOICE

"...serve as a comprehensive source of information on the prevention and cessation of substance abuse....A particular strength of this book is that it is written in such a way that it can serve as a practical resource guide....Drug Abuse: Concepts, Prevention, and Cessation makes an excellent contribution to the field and will be of value to a variety of health professionals. The book provides current information in an integrative perspective toward drug abuse and its prevention and cessation, and it is a valuable scholarly resource for both researchers and practitioners. For drug dependency counselors, it will be an excellent tool to help them plan therapy sessions with clients. Academics might use it in undergraduate and graduate research courses to illustrate the issues typically faced in different contexts and for diverse populations."
--Tina M. Penhollow, PhD, CHES, Assistant Professor; Melissa A. Jackson, PhD, CHES, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Florida Atlantic University

"This volume, one of many published on addiction and related topics this year, stands out from the rest because of its accessibility, scope of topic coverage, and varied format including illustrations, clip art, and tables. The authors, both psychologists at the University of Southern California, have done a terrific job at presenting an enormous amount of information with brevity, clarity, and finesse... [recommend]...to professional readers who want detailed information on a variety of current issues in addiction treatment presented in an intelligent, literate yet easy to access form."
--David Brizer, MD, Psychopharmacology Associates

"...This book is a new contribution in this area. It provides a comprehensive coverage on etiology, prevention, and cessation of drug abuse. The book is a graduate level textbook...each chapter concludes with a summary which will be helpful for the readers. The book also has photographs which tend to break the monotony of lengthy discussions...On the whole, this book is easy to read and provides ample examples to illustrate various issues..."
--Manoj Sharma, University of Cincinnati, Journal of Alcohol & Drug Education

Book Description

Drug Abuse examines the (a) biological, (b) cognitive, (c) micro-social, and (d) macro-social definitions and etiology of legal and illegal drug abuse and reviews ways of preventing and treating addictive habits. The book is ideally suited as a primary source for students and professionals in any number of fields pertaining to the examination of drug abuse.

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