Concepts of Chemical Dependency

CONCEPTS OF CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY, Seventh Edition reflects the explosion of information regarding the understanding, identification, and treatment of addictive disorders. Doweiko examines the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, barbiturates, amphetamines, cocaine, opiates, and hallucinogens, as well as chemicals frequently left out of other books -- such as aerosols, steroids, and over-the-counter analgesics. Additionally, the text investigates solid strategies for working with clients, the differences between abusers and addicts; drug effects on children, teenagers, and pregnant and nursing women; and children of alcoholics.

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By Aimee J (Saint Charles, IL) · ★★★★☆ · May 16, 2010
This is my current required text for my final of the 4 focal areas of social work that I must complete, Substance Abuse. This book is extremely in-depth going into the very insides of the neurotransmitters in your brain and how they react when a substance encounters them, mainly targeting your do... ...more
By Angela (Auburn, WA) · June 01, 2013
A lot of information and detailed. Some of the pharmacology and biotransformations conflict with other physiology of pharmaceuticals, but it was a great read to add to the bank of knowledge for my field. ...more
By Jeanette · ★★★★☆ · January 12, 2014
(2012 Edition)Excellent up-to-date reference book for any AUD/SUD disorder counselor. I didn't even for a second consider selling this one back after completing my courses! ...more
By Chris (Monroeville, PA) · ★★★★☆ · December 15, 2013
read for grad school. Very informative, easy to read. ...more
By Colleen · ★★★☆☆ · December 11, 2011
Done! ...more