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Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health: Substance Use Disorders



Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health: Substance Use Disorders

Nicholas R. Lessa, Walter F. Scanlon, Irving B. Weiner (Series Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-78514-9 April 2006 304 Pages


The Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health: Substance Use Disorders uses clear, highly accessible language to guide the reader through the entire continuum of addiction care and present the latest scientific understanding of substance use and abuse. This comprehensive, informative reference provides a complete overview of diagnosis, treatment, research, emerging trends, and other critical information about chemical addictions. Both biomedical and psychiatric conditions and complications are thoroughly covered.

Like all the books in the Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health series, Substance Use Disorders features a compact, easy-to-use format that includes:

  • Vignettes and case illustrations
  • A practical approach that emphasizes real-life treatment over theory
  • Resources for specific readers such as clinicians, students, or patients

In addition to the fundamentals of chemical addictions and treatment, Substance Use Disorders covers some of the most cutting-edge topics in the field, including innovative treatment approaches, outcome demands, brain science, relapse-prevention strategies, designer drugs, spirituality, and other areas. This straightforward resource is admirably suited for a wide variety of readers, from those in the helping professions, to law enforcement personnel, to recommended reading for clients currently in treatment.

Series Preface xi

Preface xiii

Acknowledgements xix

About the Authors xxi

Section One: Introduction

CHAPTER 1 Substance Use Disorders: Definitions, Treatment, and Misconceptions 3

CHAPTER 2 Understanding Mood-Altering Substances 27

Section Two: Assessment

CHAPTER 3 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning 47

CHAPTER 4 Levels of Care: What Happens Where? 71

CHAPTER 5 Acute Intoxication and Withdrawal Potential 89

CHAPTER 6 Biomedical Conditions, Medications, and Genetic Factors 119

CHAPTER 7 Coexisting Mental Disorders 149

CHAPTER 8 Recovery and the Living Environment 191

CHAPTER 9 Spirituality: The Neglected Dimension 209

Section Three: Treatment

CHAPTER 10 Initiating Commitment: Structured Intervention Strategies 231

CHAPTER 11 Behavioral Change: Developing Essential Counseling Skills 251

CHAPTER 12 Maintaining Commitment: Relapse Prevention Therapy 273

Index 299