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Handbook of Child and Adolescent Drug and Substance Abuse. Pharmacological, Developmental, and Clinical Considerations. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2325709
  • Book
  • January 2012
  • 528 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
More than 90 percent of adults with current substance use disorders started using before age 18, engaging in behaviors that affect healthy neurological and psychological development. This handbook provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the nature and extent of substance use by children and adolescents. The authors examine the direct impact on health, safety, and well being, as well as that of families and communities. This book will enable mental health professionals, students, and policy makers to develop effective prevention and treatment services for children and adolescents affected by substance abuse.
  • Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title
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Section I Introduction.

Chapter 1 The Nature and Extent of Substance Abuse.

Chapter 2 Explaining Substance Use: A Review of Prevalent Theories.

Section II Developmental Considerations.

Chapter 3 Prenatal Exposure to Substances of Abuse.

Chapter 4 Exposure and Use of Substances of Abuse During Infancy and Childhood.

Chapter 5   Adolescent Substance Use.

Section III Social Considerations.

Chapter 6 Effects of Substance Use on Learning and Memory.

Chapter 7 Substance-Related Accidents and Violence: Children and Adolescents as Victims.

Chapter 8 Substance-Related Violence: Children and Adolescents as Perpetrators.

Chapter 9 Substance Use, and HIV Infection and AIDS.

Section lV Clinical Considerations.

Chapter 10 Identifying and Diagnosing Substance Use Disorders: Tools and Analysis.

Chapter 11 Dual Diagnoses: Substance Use and Co-Occurring Diagnosis.

Chapter 12 Preventing and Treating Substance Use Disorders: Promoting Successful Outcomes.

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Louis A. Pagliaro University of Alberta, Canada.

Ann Marie Pagliaro University of Alberta, Canada.
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