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.
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.