9780205787272

Chemical Dependency A Systems Approach

  • ISBN 13:

    9780205787272

  • ISBN 10:

    0205787274

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 07/27/2011
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Chemical Dependency: A Systems Approach, 4th Editionlooks at substance abuse from a systems perspective, making it particularly appropriate for social work students and other helping professions who are accustomed to a ;person-in-environment ; approach. The text presents all major theories of addiction, as well as the major physiological and psychological results of substance abuse, including fetal alcohol syndrome. Coverage of the latest developments in treatment (including pharmacological approaches)recent research on treatment outcomes, and a comprehensive discussion of etiological theories, including genetics.  This edition includes an up-to-date discussion of the most recent trends in designer drugs to help explain the considerable frequency of changes in which drug use patterns occur.

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