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Handbook of Child and Adolescent Drug and Substance Abuse: Pharmacological, Developmental, and Clinical Considerations

ISBN: 978-0-470-63906-1
528 pages
December 2011
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  • Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title
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Section I Introduction.

Chapter 1 The Nature and Extent of Substance Abuse.

Chapter 2 Explaining Substance Use: A Review of Prevalent Theories.

Section II Developmental Considerations.

Chapter 3 Prenatal Exposure to Substances of Abuse.

Chapter 4 Exposure and Use of Substances of Abuse During Infancy and Childhood.

Chapter 5   Adolescent Substance Use.

Section III Social Considerations.

Chapter 6 Effects of Substance Use on Learning and Memory.

Chapter 7 Substance-Related Accidents and Violence: Children and Adolescents as Victims.

Chapter 8 Substance-Related Violence: Children and Adolescents as Perpetrators.

Chapter 9 Substance Use, and HIV Infection and AIDS.

Section lV Clinical Considerations.

Chapter 10 Identifying and Diagnosing Substance Use Disorders: Tools and Analysis.

Chapter 11 Dual Diagnoses: Substance Use and Co-Occurring Diagnosis.

Chapter 12 Preventing and Treating Substance Use Disorders: Promoting Successful Outcomes.

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Louis A. Pagliaro is Codirector of the Substance Abusology and Clinical Pharmacology Research Group. A registered psychologist, his area of specialty clinical practice is the treatment of people who have substance use disorders, including dual disorders. He consults widely as a forensic psychologist in the area of psychotropic drug use.

Ann Marie Pagliaro is Codirector of the Substance Abusology and Clinical Pharmacology Research Group. Her specialty area of research is theory development and evaluation in regard to increasing the understanding of why people use various substances of abuse.

The Pagliaros have published over 300 professional scientific articles, consulted extensively with numerous governmental organizations, and have published sixteen books, including Pagliaros' Comprehensive Guide to Drugs and Substances of Abuse, Second Edition.

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