An insightful and comprehensive guide covering the nature of drug and substance useand abuse by children and adolescents
The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Drug and Substance Abuse provides a comprehensive, up-to-date review of the unique nature and extent of substance use by children and adolescents and its direct impact on their health, safety, and well-being, as well as that of their families and communities. Written from a developmental perspective, the chapters cover biological, psychological, and sociological theories for the abuse of alcohol and other substances by children and adolescents.
The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Drug and Substance Abuse features discussion on:
The general pharmacology of major classes of drugs and substances of abuse, including psychodepressants, psychostimulants, and psychedelics
Detecting adolescent use of drugs and substances of abuse
Substance use disorders (SUDs) that may occur alongside other mental disorders, including anxiety disorders, depressive mood disorders, and psychotic disorders
Specific strategies and programs aimed at preventing and treating SUDs, including the role of pharmacotherapy in treating and managing SUDs
The relationship between SUDs and sexual or gender identity disorders
Written by two highly regarded experts in the field of substance abuse, the Handbook of Child and Adolescent Drug and Substance Abuse reflects the latest developments in research, theory, and practice. Its in-depth coverage enables professionals and policy-makers to effectively develop and provide appropriate prevention and treatment services for children and adolescents who are—or will be—adversely affected by substance abuse.
About the Authors:
Louis A. Pagliaro is Codirector of the Substance Abusology and Clinical Pharmacology Research Group. A registered psychologist, his area of specialty clinical practice is the treatment of people who have substance use disorders, including dual disorders. He consults widely as a forensic psychologist in the area of psychotropic drug use.
Ann Marie Pagliaro is Codirector of the Substance Abusology and Clinical Pharmacology Research Group. Her specialty area of research is theory development and evaluation in regard to increasing the understanding of why people use various substances of abuse.
The Pagliaros have published over 300 professional scientific articles, consulted extensively with numerous governmental organizations, and have published sixteen books, including Pagliaros' Comprehensive Guide to Drugs and Substances of Abuse, Second Edition.