Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health: Substance Use Disorders

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 26, 2006 - Psychology - 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.


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Page 10 - A maladaptive pattern of substance use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress, as manifested by three (or more) of the following, occurring at any time in the same 12-month period: 1.
Page xxi - Report to the New York City Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Alcoholism Services. New York, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Epidemiology of Mental Disorders Research Department, 1986 Susser E, Struening EL: First Time Users of the New York City Shelter System: Report to the New York City Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Alcoholism Services.
Page 10 - ... markedly diminished effect with continued use of the same amount of the substance 2. withdrawal, as manifested by either of the following: a) the characteristic withdrawal syndrome for the substance b) the same (or a closely related) substance is taken to relieve or avoid withdrawal symptoms 3.
Page 10 - ... there is a persistent desire or unsuccessful efforts to cut down or control substance use 5 a great deal of time is spent in activities necessary to obtain the substance (eg visiting multiple doctors or driving long distances), use the substance (eg chain-smoking) or recover from its effects 6 important social, occupational or recreational activities are given up or reduced because of substance use...

About the author (2006)

WALTER F. SCANLON is a Program/Workplace Consultant and Interventionist with twenty-five years' experience in behavioral healthcare services. He has taught, trained and presented nationally, and is an adjunct professor at Marymount Manhattan College and City College of New York.

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