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Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (2nd ed.)
Nora D. Volkow (pf)
This guide addresses addiction to a wide variety of drugs, including nicotine, alcohol, and illicit and prescription drugs. It is designed to serve as a resource for health care providers, family members, and other stakeholders trying to address the myriad problems faced by patients in need of treatment for drug abuse or addiction. Contents: Principles of Effective Treatment; Frequently Asked Questions; Why do drug-addicted persons keep using drugs?; What is drug addiction treatment?; How effective is it?; Is drug addiction treatment worth its cost?; How long does drug addiction treatment usually last?; What helps people stay in treatment?; How do we get more substance-abusing people into treatment?; How can families and friends make a difference in the life of someone needing treatment?; Where can family members go for information on treatment options?; How can the workplace play a role in substance abuse treatment?; What role can the criminal justice system play in addressing drug addiction; What are the unique needs of women with substance use disorders?; What are the unique needs of adolescents with substance use disorders?; Are there specific drug addiction treatments for older adults?; Are there treatments for people addicted to prescription drugs?; Is there a difference between physical dependence and addiction?; Can a person become addicted to psychotherapeutics that are prescribed by a doctor?; How do other mental disorders coexisting with drug addiction affect drug addiction treatment?; Is the use of medications like methadone and buprenorphine simply replacing one drug addiction with another?; Where do 12-step or self-help programs fit into drug addiction treatment?; Can exercise play a role in the treatment process?; How does drug addiction treatment help reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C (HCV), and other infectious diseases?; Drug Addiction Treatment in the U.S.; General Categories of Treatment; Programs; Treating Criminal Justice-Involved Drug Abusers and Addicted Individuals; Evidence-Based Approaches to Drug Addiction Treatment; Pharmacotherapies; Behavioral Therapies; Resources.
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