Addictions, Substance Abuse & Alcoholism

Addictions, Substance Abuse & Alcoholism

Book - 2018
Rate this:
"This second edition of Salem Health: Addictions, Substance Abuse & Alcoholism presents essays on a variety of topics concerning substance abuse and behavioral addictions and their related issues. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that more Americans die from the effects of drug abuse than from traffic accidents, and attributes the death of nearly 100,000 Americans annually to the excessive consumption of alcohol. These startling statistics, coupled with the staggering rise in deaths from prescription drug misuse in the twenty-first century, have thrown the spotlight on how the allied health community and society at large approach, track, and treat alcohol and drug dependency and other addictive behaviors. As addictions and their related disorders continue to escalate, so has society's understanding and treatment of them, from increased and more thorough comprehension of maladaptive behavior to a clearer picture of the physiological effects of substance abuse, both in the short and long term. Also important is being aware of the role that substance abuse and misuse and addiction play in society, whether through glorification or stigmatization in the media, or experienced firsthand in a home or social setting by a parent or child, and the agencies and preventative strategies in place to curb abuse and its effects. Salem Health: Addictions, Substance Abuse & Alcoholism surveys the decades of progress in understanding and treating addictive behaviors and substance abuse, analyzing trends and treatment, offering historical and technical background, and providing socioeconomic, psychological, and physiological understanding of the influence and impact of addiction and substance abuse." -- Publisher's description
Publisher: Ipswich, Massachusetts : Salem Press, a division of EBSCO Information Services, Inc. ; Amenia, NY : Grey House Publishing, [2018]
Edition: Second edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781682179444
1682179443
9781682179451
1682179451
9781682179468
168217946X
Branch Call Number: Ref 616.86 Add
Characteristics: 2 volumes (xviii, 793 pages) : illustrations, portraits, charts ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Moglia, Paul - Editor

Opinion


Featured Blogs and Events

Mental Health Awareness: Dual Diagnosis

In this installment of our Mental Health Awareness series, we'll discuss Dual Diagnosis, also known as Co-Occurring Disorders.  Comorbidity: "When a person experiences two or more illnesses at the same time, those illnesses are considered 'comorbid.'" - National Alliance on Mental Illness A specific kind of comorbidity: "Dual diagnosis (also referred to as co-occurring disorders) is a term… (more)


From Library Staff

"presents essays on a variety of topics concerning substance abuse and behavioral addictions and their related issues . . . As addictions and their related disorders continue to escalate, so has society's understanding and treatment of them, from increased and more thorough comprehension of ... Read More »


From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at STPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top