The Handbook of Alcohol Use

The Handbook of Alcohol Use
Author: Daniel Frings,Ian P. Albery
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 678
Release: 2021-01-17
ISBN 10: 0128168862
ISBN 13: 9780128168868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Alcohol Use Book Review:

Alcohol use is complex and multifaceted. Our understanding must be also. Alcohol use, both problematic and not, can be understood at many levels – from basic biological systems through to global public health interventions. To provide the multi-level perspective needed to address this complexity, the Handbook of Alcohol Use draws together an eclectic set of authors, including both researchers and practitioners, to examine the causes, processes and effects of alcohol consumption. Specifically, this book approaches the topic from biological, individual cognition, small group/systems, and domestic/global population perspectives. Each examines alcohol use differently and each offers its own ways to combat problematic behavior. While these alternative viewpoints are sometimes construed as incompatible or antagonistic, the current volume also explores how they can be complimentary. In summary, the Handbook of Alcohol Use brings together an international group of experts to explore how alcohol use can be understood from various perspectives and how these conceptualizations relate. In doing so, it allows us to understand alcohol consumption, and our responses to it, more from an account which spans ‘from synapse to society’. Explores alcohol use from individual through to societal levels Synthesizes these varied levels of analysis on alcohol use Draws on an international team of experts including researchers and alcohol treatment practitioners Makes clear the implications of research for practice (and vice versa).

Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Author: John Brick
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 638
Release: 2012-04-05
ISBN 10: 113686458X
ISBN 13: 9781136864582
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Book Review:

The essential newly-expanded reference that needs to be on the desk of every health care professional who encounters substance abusers. Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Second Edition is the newly-updated classic reference text that provides even more detailed and expanded information on the pharmacological, toxicological, and neuropsychological consequences of alcohol and drug abuse. Eight new chapters of crucial information have been added. Written by leading experts in the fields of medical physiology, psychopharmacology, and neuropsychology, this valuable resource provides the detailed alcohol and drug information health professionals in all fields need to know. Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Second Edition greatly expands on the expert information provided in the first edition. This text provides reviews of the cardiovascular, neurological, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, psychological, and hepatic effects of commonly abused drugs. The book also provides in-depth explanations of the mechanisms by which these psychoactive drugs exert their biobehavioral effects as well as current thinking about—and definitions of—abuse, dependence, and alcohol/drug use. The Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Second Edition includes vital information on: alcohol, including definitions of alcohol use, abuse, and dependence the relationship between alcohol and accidental injuries, alcohol’s effect on skeletal and major organ systems, and its effect on risk factors for certain cancers effects of alcohol and other drugs on neuropsychological function the effects of alcohol on neuron signaling, neurotransmitter function, and alcoholic brain damage and cognitive dysfunction fetal alcohol effects chronic effects of marijuana use on psychological and physical health, including a fair and balanced discussion of the medical marijuana issue the consequences of opiate abuse and methadone pharmacotherapy, including a comparison of the effects of methadone and heroin on organ systems cocaine’s history, the various forms of the drug, and the adverse effects of cocaine on cardiovascular, neurologic, and pulmonary systems the medical consequences of inhalants ranging from benzene to xylene the prenatal effects of nicotine, cocaine, marijuana, and opiates terminology that appears in the current literature on alcohol New topics in the Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Second Edition include chapters discussing: chemical dependency in psychiatric patients medical consequences of steroids OTC medications hallucinogens health effects of tobacco, nicotine, and exposure to tobacco smoke interactions of alcohol with other drugs and other medications periodontal effects of alcohol and drug abuse in the oral cavity imaging studies of structural brain changes The Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Second Edition is an invaluable resource for physicians, scientists, nurses, psychologists, and alcohol and drug counselors.

Handbook of Alcoholism

Handbook of Alcoholism
Author: Gerald Zernig,Alois Saria,Martin Kurz,Stephanie O'Malley
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2000-03-24
ISBN 10: 1420036963
ISBN 13: 9781420036961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Alcoholism Book Review:

While the war on drugs continues to attract world attention, it is often overlooked that alcoholism remains a major worldwide health concern. No matter what your expertise, the CRC Handbook of Alcoholism can help you acquire the necessary skills to treat problem drinkers and alcohol-dependent patients. In three sections - Patient Care, Research,

A Cochrane Handbook of Alcohol and Drug Misuse

A Cochrane Handbook of Alcohol and Drug Misuse
Author: Iosief Abraha,Cristina Cusi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780470659694
ISBN 13: 0470659696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Cochrane Handbook of Alcohol and Drug Misuse Book Review:

There is constant pressure for clinicians to practise evidence-based medicine. Cochrane Reviews are an important source of the evidence which informs clinical decisions but can still require considerable time to read and digest. This Cochrane Handbook of Alcohol and Drug Misuse serves as a concise guide to the evidence base for relevant interventions, highlighting the key points of Cochrane reviews for the busy practitioner. Each review is analysed in a structured format, starting with the question, a brief background and a summary answer, followed by the results presented in comprehensive and concise way. The authors then illustrate the value that the review adds to the current knowledge, the main methodological limitations of the included studies and finally the implications of the review?s conclusions for future research. Addiction to drugs and alcohol is an increasing problem that all clinicians have to deal with. This is especially true for medical and family specialists but more so for those dealing with psychiatric, psychological and social problems. The benefit of having the evidence underpinning the clinical approach to all aspects of this topic cannot be underestimated. The book?s comprehensive coverage of interventions provides an authoritative reference for all physicians working with these patients, from family practitioners to clinical specialists and psychiatric specialists. With addiction to drugs and alcohol an increasingly serious morbidity and public health issue, this book from the Cochrane Collaboration will find a wide audience.

Comprehensive Handbook of Alcohol Related Pathology

Comprehensive Handbook of Alcohol Related Pathology
Author: Victor R. Preedy,Ronald Ross Watson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 2192
Release: 2004-12-24
ISBN 10: 0080502318
ISBN 13: 9780080502311
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comprehensive Handbook of Alcohol Related Pathology Book Review:

This comprehensive handbook is a "one-stop-shop" for all researchers involved in the field of alcohol-related harm at the whole body or cellular level. Over 100 chapters provide abundant information of a wide range of topics that extend from the evolutionary aspects of alcohol consumption and the prevalence of alcohol misuse to programmed cell death. Each chapter is highly illustrated with tables and figures making this a valuable reference for students, clinicians and researchers alike. *Over 100 chapters conveniently divided into 3 sections *Represents a 'one-stop-shop' of information with suitable indexing of the various pathways and processes *Each chapter is highly illustrated with tables as well as figures

The Oxford Handbook of Adolescent Substance Abuse

The Oxford Handbook of Adolescent Substance Abuse
Author: Robert A. Zucker,Sandra A. Brown
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 856
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 0199735662
ISBN 13: 9780199735662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Adolescent substance abuse is the nation's #1 public health problem. It originates out of a developmental era where experimentation with the world is increasingly taking place, and where major changes in physical self and social relationships are taking place. These changes cannot be understood by any one discipline nor can they be described by focusing only on the behavioral and social problems of this age period, the characteristics of normal development, or the pharmacology and addictive potential of specific drugs. They require knowledge of the brain's systems of reward and control, genetics, psychopharmacology, personality, child development, psychopathology, family dynamics, peer group relationships, culture, social policy, and more. Drawing on the expertise of the leading researchers in this field, this Handbook provides the most comprehensive summarization of current knowledge about adolescent substance abuse. The Handbook is organized into eight sections covering the literature on the developmental context of this life period, the epidemiology of adolescent use and abuse, similarities and differences in use, addictive potential, and consequences of use for different drugs; etiology and course as characterized at different levels of mechanistic analysis ranging from the genetic and neural to the behavioural and social. Two sections cover the clinical ramifications of abuse, and prevention and intervention strategies to most effectively deal with these problems. The Handbook's last section addresses the role of social policy in framing the problem, in addressing it, and explores its potential role in alleviating it.

Principles of Addiction

Principles of Addiction
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 958
Release: 2013-05-17
ISBN 10: 0123983614
ISBN 13: 9780123983619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Addiction Book Review:

Principles of Addiction provides a solid understanding of the definitional and diagnostic differences between use, abuse, and disorder. It describes in great detail the characteristics of these syndromes and various etiological models. The book's three main sections examine the nature of addiction, including epidemiology, symptoms, and course; alcohol and drug use among adolescents and college students; and detailed descriptions of a wide variety of addictive behaviors and disorders, encompassing not only drugs and alcohol, but caffeine, food, gambling, exercise, sex, work, social networking, and many other areas. This volume is especially important in providing a basic introduction to the field as well as an in-depth review of our current understanding of the nature and process of addictive behaviors. Principles of Addiction is one of three volumes comprising the 2,500-page series, Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders. This series provides the most complete collection of current knowledge on addictive behaviors and disorders to date. In short, it is the definitive reference work on addictions. Each article provides glossary, full references, suggested readings, and a list of web resources Edited and authored by the leaders in the field around the globe – the broadest, most expert coverage available Encompasses types of addiction, as well as personality and environmental influences on addiction

Critical Issues in Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Testing

Critical Issues in Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Testing
Author: Amitava Dasgupta
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2019-01-10
ISBN 10: 0128156082
ISBN 13: 9780128156087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Issues in Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Testing Book Review:

Critical Issues in Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Testing, Second Edition, addresses the general principles and technological advances for measuring drugs and alcohol, along with the pitfalls of drugs of abuse testing. Many designer drugs, for example, are not routinely tested in drugs of abuse panels and may go undetected in a drug test. This updated edition is a must-have for clinical pathologists, toxicologists, clinicians, and medical review officers and regulators, bridging the gap between technical and clinical information. Topics of note include the monitoring of pain management drugs, bath salts, spices (synthetic marijuana), designer drugs and date rape drugs, and more. Serves as a ready resource of information for alcohol and drug testing Ideal resource for making decisions related to the monitoring and interpretation of results Includes concise content for clinical laboratory scientists, toxicologists and clinicians

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Author: Marc A. Schuckit
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN 10: 1475707673
ISBN 13: 9781475707670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse Volume 1

Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse Volume 1
Author: Victor R. Preedy
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1132
Release: 2016-03-07
ISBN 10: 0128003766
ISBN 13: 9780128003763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse Volume 1 Book Review:

Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse, Volume One: Foundations of Understanding, Tobacco, Alcohol, Cannabinoids, Opioids and Emerging Addictions provides the latest research in an area that shows that the neuropathological features of one addiction are often applicable to those of others. The book also details how a further understanding of these commonalties can provide a platform for the study of specific addictions in greater depth, all in an effort to create new modes of understanding, causation, prevention, and treatment. The three volumes in this series address new research and challenges, offering comprehensive coverage on the adverse consequences of the most common drugs of abuse, with each volume serving to update the reader’s knowledge on the broader field of addiction, while also deepening our understanding of specific addictive substances. Volume One addresses tobacco, alcohol, cannabinoids, and opioids, with each section providing data on the general, molecular/cellular, and structural/functional neurological aspects of a given substance, along with a focus on the adverse consequences of addictions. Provides a modern approach on the pathology of substances of abuse, offering an evidence based ethos for understanding the neurology of addictions Fills an existing gap in the literature by proving a one-stop-shopping synopsis of everything to do with the neuropathology of drugs of addiction and substance misuse Includes a list of abbreviations, abstracts, applications to other addictions and substance misuse, mini-dictionary of terms, summary points, 6+ figures and tables, and full references in each chapter Offers coverage of preclinical, clinical, and population studies, from the cell to whole organs, and the genome to whole body

The Palgrave Handbook of Psychological Perspectives on Alcohol Consumption

The Palgrave Handbook of Psychological Perspectives on Alcohol Consumption
Author: Richard Cooke,Dominic Conroy,Emma Louise Davies,Martin S. Hagger,Richard O. de Visser
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 583
Release: 2021-05-10
ISBN 10: 3030669416
ISBN 13: 9783030669416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook of Psychological Perspectives on Alcohol Consumption Book Review:

This Handbook provides a broad and comprehensive overview of psychological research on alcohol consumption. It explores the psychological theories underpinning alcohol use and misuse, discusses the interventions that can be designed around these theories, and offers key insight into future developments within the field. A range of international experts assess the unique factors that contribute to alcohol-related behaviour as differentiated from other health-related behaviours. They cover the theory and context of alcohol consumption, including possible implications of personality type, motivation and self-regulation, and cultural and demographic factors. After reviewing the evidence for psychological theories and predictors as accounts for alcohol consumption, the book goes on to focus on external influences on consumption and interventions for reducing alcohol consumption, including those based on purchasing and consumption behaviour, technologies such as personalised feedback apps, and social and media phenomena such as “Dry January” and “Hello Sunday Morning”. It brings together cutting-edge contemporary research on alcohol consumption in childhood and adolescence, including topics such as managing offers or drinks, “pre-drinking”, online identities, how children develop their beliefs about alcohol and how adolescents discuss alcohol with their parents. The book also offers a rounded presentation of the tensions involved in debates around the psychological impacts of alcohol use, discussing its role in helping people to socialise and unwind; as well as recognising the possible negative impacts on health, education and relationships. This book will be of interest to academics, policymakers, public health officials, practitioners, charities and other stakeholders interested in understanding how alcohol affects people psychologically. This book will also be a key resource for students and researchers from across the social sciences.

A Handbook on Drug and Alcohol Abuse

A Handbook on Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Author: Gail Winger,James H. Woods,Frederick G. Hofmann the late
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2004-06-03
ISBN 10: 9780199727407
ISBN 13: 0199727406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Handbook on Drug and Alcohol Abuse Book Review:

This comprehensive text on the pharmacological, medical, and legal aspects of drug abuse has been thoroughly updated for the Fourth Edition, and a new chapter on club drugs added. The chapter on medical effects was completely rewritten to focus on infections that develop in i.v. drug abusers, and information on the international regulation of drug use was added to the chapter on drug abuse and the law. The book is written at a level appropriate for upper level undergraduate students, graduate or medical students, and drug counselors. All major drugs of abuse are covered: tobacco, opioids, central stimulants (including cocaine, amphetamine, and caffeine), alcohol and other sedatives, marijuana, club drugs (MDMA, GHB, and ketamine), hallucinogens, and volatile solvents. For each type the authors discuss history and culture, the characteristic patterns of use, subjective and physiological effects, mechanisms of pharmacological action, and toxic effects. Epidemiological aspects are discussed as well as pharmacological treatment possibilities where applicable.

Alcohol Drugs Genes and the Clinical Laboratory

Alcohol  Drugs  Genes and the Clinical Laboratory
Author: Amitava Dasgupta
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2016-10-17
ISBN 10: 012809334X
ISBN 13: 9780128093344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alcohol Drugs Genes and the Clinical Laboratory Book Review:

Alcohol, Drugs, Genes and the Clinical Laboratory provides an overview and quick reference to genetic relationships and clinical laboratory information related to the serious public health issue of alcohol and drug abuse. Written in a clear and concise manner, this book discusses the necessary information for health and safety professionals working in public health to learn about complex issues quickly to better help their patients, employees, and others affected by alcohol and drug abuse. Alcohol, Drugs, Genes and the Clinical Laboratory covers the important aspects of drugs and alcohol abuse including genetic aspects along with laboratory methods for analysis of alcohol and abused drugs with emphasis on false positive test results. The book is helpful to healthcare professionals, such as pathologists who oversee alcohol and drug testing, emergency room physicians, family practice physicians who are first healthcare professionals who identify patients susceptible to drug and alcohol abuse, and psychiatrists involved with drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. It will also be useful to safety professionals who have to assess individuals for workplace responsibilities, ranging from police and recruitment to occupational safety and occupational medicine and public health officials. Features accessible language for healthcare and safety professionals who are not experts in laboratory procedures Provides examples from clinical and everyday situations Explains how to interpret laboratory results and the latest genetic factors regarding drug and alcohol abuse

Drug Use and Misuse

Drug Use and Misuse
Author: Stephen A. Maisto,Mark Galizio,Gerard J. Connors
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2021-06-16
ISBN 10: 0357376056
ISBN 13: 9780357376058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drug Use and Misuse Book Review:

Taking an interdisciplinary approach in its comprehensive coverage of current drug issues, Maisto/Galizio/Connors' DRUG USE AND MISUSE, 9th Edition, weaves historical, social, psychological, cultural, biological and medical perspectives as it emphasizes the idea that a drug's effects depend not only on its properties, but also on the psychological and biological characteristics of its user. Thoroughly updated with the latest research, emerging social trends and legal changes, the new edition includes the most current survey data available on patterns of drug use in the U.S. and other countries as well as the most recent data available from the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality and the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (SAMHSA). Timely end-of-chapter essays and critical thinking questions help you focus on the real-world application of chapter concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

International Handbook of Alcohol Dependence and Problems

International Handbook of Alcohol Dependence and Problems
Author: Nick Heather,Timothy J. Peters,Tim Stockwell
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 892
Release: 2001-05-18
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015054270908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Handbook of Alcohol Dependence and Problems Book Review:

Focusing on alcohol dependence and alcohol-related problems in general, as well as their causes, treatment and prevention, this handbook also addresses the basic mechanisms of alcohol and its effects on human physiology and behaviour.

Children of Addiction

Children of Addiction
Author: Hiram E. Fitzgerald,Barry M. Lester,Barry Zuckerman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2002-05-03
ISBN 10: 1135575908
ISBN 13: 9781135575908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children of Addiction Book Review:

Children of Addiction reports important original research on the biological and psychological effects of addiction in children. The contributions are uniformly well written and reflect the larger social implications of the research undertaken. The book will be useful for a broad array of courses on alcoholism and/or drugs and behaviour in a variety of graduate level courses in education, medicine, psychology, psychiatry and public health and policy.

Alcohol Abuse and Liver Disease

Alcohol Abuse and Liver Disease
Author: Andrea DiMartini
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2016-03-21
ISBN 10: 1118887298
ISBN 13: 9781118887295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alcohol Abuse and Liver Disease Book Review:

For people with alcohol excess and liver disease, successful management must be two-fold with management of both their psychological/physical addiction to alcohol and their liver disease. Alcohol Abuse and liver disease, with its joint focus on hepatology and psychiatry, provides both hepatologists and psychiatrists of all levels with a practical, concise and didactic guide to the investigation and clinical management of those with alcohol-related problems. Edited by a practicing hepatologist in the UK and a practising specialist in psychiatry/substance abuse in the US, it covers areas such as: • Risk factors for alcoholic liver disease • Interaction of alcohol with other co-morbidities • Clinical assessment of alcohol intake • Detoxification and management of withdrawal • Psychotherapeutic and pharmaceutical interventions • Treatment of liver disease Key points, management diagrams and high-quality images are all be supported by the very latest in clinical guidelines from the major hepatology and psychiatry societies such as the APA, EPA, AASLD and EASL. With increasing emphasis on multi-disciplinary speciality care in this area, this is the ideal tool to consult in order to provide the best care possible care for what are very challenging patients to manage.

Latinos and Alcohol Use Abuse Revisited

Latinos and Alcohol Use Abuse Revisited
Author: Melvin Delgado
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1136439277
ISBN 13: 9781136439278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Latinos and Alcohol Use Abuse Revisited Book Review:

The one-of-a-kind exploration of effective alcohol prevention and treatment for Latinos-now and for the future! By the year 2020, the Latino population in the United States will increase to 60 million, making up 18 percent of all residents. Latinos and Alcohol Use/Abuse Revisited: Advances and Challenges for Prevention and Treatment Programs brings into sharp focus how present and future demographic shifts in Latino population are being felt in alcohol programs across the United States. Case studies and in-depth research clearly illustrate the practical steps various culturally competent programs recommend to effectively deal with alcohol use, prevention, and treatment for Latinos. Alcohol abuse, though rampant in Latino populations, has not received the attention that other types of drug abuse has received, even though the death rates, health problems, and financial costs from alcohol are staggering. Latinos and Alcohol Use/Abuse Revisited presents respected authorities tackling the tough questions about demographics, culturally competent research, and effective prevention and treatment programs. The book provides an up-to-date socio-demographic foundation, then builds upon current research and information to present a clear picture of the needs of various Latino populations for alcohol abuse programs now and in the future. Latinos and Alcohol Use/Abuse Revisited discusses: the Latino demographic profile—an overview patterns of need and treatment among Mexican-origin adults in central California alcohol abuse among Dominican-Americans the onset of alcohol and other drug use among gang members incarcerated Latinas, alcohol, and other drug abuse rural Latino grandparents raising grandchildren of substance abusing parents alcohol use among Puerto Rican active injecting drug users alcohol and other drug abuse prevention for high-risk youth a case study of a Puerto Rican community in Massachusetts detailed recommendations for prevention and treatment Latinos and Alcohol Use/Abuse Revisited is a detailed examination of prevention and treatment programs for Latinos, invaluable for substance abuse professionals, social workers, practitioners, and professionals in charge of alcohol prevention and treatment programs.

Evaluating Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Effectiveness

Evaluating Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Effectiveness
Author: Linda Carter Sobell,Mark B. Sobell,Elliott Ward
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 1483188485
ISBN 13: 9781483188485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluating Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Effectiveness Book Review:

Evaluating Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Effectiveness: Recent Advances is a collection of papers that covers the advancement in rehabilitation of individuals with a history of substance abuse. The title aims to find ways in identifying the treatment that best fits a specific patient. The text first provides a historical account of alcohol and drug treatment outcome research. Next, the selection considers the use of multiple measures of life health to assess alcohol treatment. Chapter 3 deals with the behavioral assessment and treatment evaluation of narcotic addiction, while Chapter 4 talks about the evaluation of behavioral and traditional treatment of alcoholics. The fifth chapter tackles the contingency contracting with drug abusers, and the sixth chapter covers the development of a prototype for the evaluation of alcohol treatment. The text also details the problems in alcohol treatment along with the improvement of confidence in treatment of substance abuse. The book will be of great use to behavioral scientists, social workers, and mental health specialists.

Pharmacogenomics of Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse

Pharmacogenomics of Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse
Author: Amitava Dasgupta,Loralie J. Langman
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2012-04-23
ISBN 10: 1439856125
ISBN 13: 9781439856123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pharmacogenomics of Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Book Review:

Pharmacogenomics is the basis of personalized medicine, which is said to be the medicine of the future. Understanding genetic variation in drug and alcohol response is vital for professionals working in rehabilitation programs. The same principles that are applicable for therapeutic drugs are also applicable for drugs of abuse. Pharmacogenomics can supplement traditional therapeutic drug monitoring, potentially predicting correct dosage before initiation of the drug therapy. Applying these principles to testing and treatment, Pharmacogenomics of Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse discusses the role of the clinical laboratory in the practice of personalized medicine. With contributions from a range of experts, the book presents the genetic aspects of alcohol metabolism and other drugs including marijuana, cocaine, and amphetamines. In addition to basic pharmacogenomic aspects, the book addresses slate and trait markers of drugs of abuse so readers can consider setting appropriate biomarker tests in their clinical laboratory.