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Drugs and Addictive Behaviour. A Guide to Treatment. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 2223766
  • Book
  • March 1995
  • 440 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Like the first edition, this book serves as a reference to an international and multi-disciplinary audience and provides clear and practical guidance on the assessment and management of all drug related problems. Current drug problems are set against historical and epidemiological perspectives and the aetiology of drug dependence is also discussed. The book also includes useful definitions of terms, the effects and clinical characteristics of abuse of drugs and coverage of the effects of the drug abuse process on the patient's life. Various treatment types are presented, from clinical management to psychological and psychosocial interventions, as well as the management of the numerous medical and psychiatric complications of drug dependence. There are sections on the effects of drugs on parents and children, prevention and legal implications.
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1.Drugs, addiction and behaviour:; What is a drug? What is drug misuse? Drug abuse: harmful use;.

Drug dependence;.

Psychological dependence;.

Physical dependence and the withdrawal syndrome;.


Types of drug dependence;.

Causes of drug dependence;.

2. Drug dependence in the UK - and elsewhere:;.

Drug dependence in the UK;.

Organisation of treatment services in the UK;.

Sources of epidemiological information;.

The international drug scene;.

Global drug problems;.

3. Drugs of abuse and dependence:;.


Sedative hypnotics;.

Stimulant drugs;.



Volatile solvents;.

Designer drugs;.


Over-the-counter medicines;.

Herbal preparations and "natural" medicines;.

The combined use of drugs and alcohol;.

4. Assessment:;.


Drug history;.

Life history;.

Social-work assessment;.

Family assessment;.

Physical examination;.

General appearance;.

Test of physical dependence on opiates (naloxone hydrochloride);.

Mental state examination;.

Psychological assessment;.

Special investigations;.

Laboratory investigation for drugs;.

Classification of substance-use disorders;.



DSM-IV; 5. General measures of intervention:; Introduction;.


Drug counselling;.

Behavioural techniques;.

Vocational rehabilitation;.

Therapeutic communities;.

Self-help groups;.

Minnesota Method;.

Crisis intervention;.

In-patient care;.

6. Specific methods of treatment:; .


Sedative hypnotic drugs;.

LSD and cannabis;.

Cocaine and amphetamine;.

7. Complications of drug abuse and their treatment:;.

Infective complications of injection;.

Psychiatric complications;.

8.Special problems:; The pregnant addict;.

The drug-abusing doctor - the "professional" addict;.

Drug-dependent patients on general medical and surgical wards;.

Drug-dependent patients in accident and emergency departments;.

Drug-dependent patients in the general practitioner's surgery;.

Substance abusers detained in police custody;.

Driving licences;.

Travelling abroad;.

9. Follow-up and treatment outcome:;.


Natural history of drug dependence;.


Outcome of treatment;.


10. Prevention of drug abuse:;.


Reducing the availability of drugs of abuse;.

Reducing the demand for drugs of abuse;.

Harm reduction;.


11. The law and drug-control policy:;.

International controls;.

United Nations drug abuse control organs;.

Control in the UK;.

Appendices: The European Substance Use Database;.

Substance abuse assessment questionnaire;.

Narcotics Anonymous;.

Opiate withdrawal;.

Attendance record

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Hamid Ghodse St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London.
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