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Understanding Substance Addictions: Assessment & Intervention
Lyceum Books Inc / Softcover / 2004-01-01 / 0925065412
price: $59.50
300 pages
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Sophia F. Dziegielewski draws on her many years as a teacher and practitioner to put together this accessible, well-thought-out overview on a variety of substance addictions and disorders, the people who suffer from them, and the tools available to help them. Each chapter was written specifically for this book by a unique blend of academics and practitioners. Their combined experiences contribute to making this book practical, easy to read, and thoroughly helpful in diagnosing substance disorders.

This book may be used in a variety of courses including drug, alcohol, and substance abuse courses taught in social work and human services departments, and substance abuse certificate programs.


* Focuses on daily life and treatment
* Clearly presents the effects of each substance as well as intervention and treatment methods
* Illustrates the text through case studies drawn from the clinical experience of the contributors


Foreword by Gabriel Mayer, M.D.
Chapter 1: Understanding Substance Addictions: An Overview, Sophia F. Dziegielewski
Chapter 2: An Introduction to Formal Diagnostic Assessment and Documentionation, Sophia F. Dziegielewski

Chapter 3: Amphetamines, Carmen P. Change-Arratia and Sophia F. Dziegielewski
Chapter 4: Cocaine, Sophia F. Dziegielewski and Kimberly Harvey
Chapter 5: Caffeine, Sophia F. Dziegielewski, Jacqueline Swank, and Sara Wienke
Chapter 6: Nicotine, Sophia F. Dziegielewski and Barbara A. Vunk

Chapter 7: Alcohol, Cheryl Green, Sophia F. Dziegielewski, and Barbara Turnage
Chapter 8: Heroin and Other Opiates, Sophia F. Dziegielewski and Nancy Suris
Chapter 9: Prescription Drugs: Sedatives, Hypnotics, and Painkillers, Cheryl E. Green, Tamara, Blickem, Sophia F. Dziegielewski, and Barbara Turnage

Chapter 10: Cannabis, Sophia F. Dziegielewski and Cathy A Van Bibber
Chapter 11: LSD, Ecstasy, and PCP, Sophia F. Dziegielewski and Tracey A. Bersch
Chapter 12: Inhalants, Ilene J. VanGilder, Cheryl Green, and Sophia F. Dziegielewski

Chapter 13: Polysubstance Addictions, Sophia F. Dziegielewski and Sandra Lupo
Chapter 14: Dual Diagnosis: Mental Illness and Substance Addictions, Valorey Baron Young, Melodee McAfee, Sophia F. Dziegielewski, Cheryl Green, and Reginald Deaton

About the Author

Sophia F. Dziegielewski (MSW, PhD, Florida State University) is professor and dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Cincinnati. She has previously taught at the University of Central Florida. She has over 70 publications and lectures widely across the United States.

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