Rethinking Substance Abuse

William R. Miller, Kathleen M. Carroll


Whereas data on substance abuse and addictions is increasing quickly, scientific apply nonetheless lags behind. This e-book brings collectively main specialists to explain what remedy and prevention would seem like if it have been based mostly on one of the best science accessible. The amount incorporates developmental, neurobiological, genetic, behavioral, and social–environmental views. Tightly edited chapters summarize present considering on the character and causes of alcohol and different drug issues; talk about what works on the particular person, household, and societal ranges; and supply strong ideas for creating simpler remedies and providers.


Child Abuse and Stress Disorders

M. Foster Olive

Baby Abuse and Stress Problems examines the phenomenon of stress and the way it impacts us psychologically, emotionally, and bodily. This ebook examines main traumatic occasions in latest historical past together with a number of stress issues, together with post-traumatic stress dysfunction (PTSD). As well as, a number of chapters are devoted to varied sorts of little one abuse and their results on psychological and bodily well-being. This quantity sheds gentle on the devastating, long-term influence of traumatic experiences on each youngsters and adults.

Adolescent Substance Abuse Intervention Workbook

Steven L. Jaffe

This workbook is meant for youngsters who use medication and alcohol however for whom the quantities, frequency, and destructive penalties are unrecognized. This workbook is an preliminary strategy for serving to youngsters develop into conscious, each cognitively and emotionally, of the destructive penalties of their drug and/or alcohol use. It’s hoped that by seeing for themselves how not utilizing could make their life higher, youngsters will develop into motivated towards starting remedy.

This intervention workbook corresponds to the First Step of a 12-Step Program. It helps youngsters transfer from precontemplation to contemplation to willpower in accordance with the levels of change framework. The workbook must be used as a part of a therapeutic relationship or program, with sensitivity to problems with confidentiality. Background in regards to the workbook and recommendations for its use are supplied within the accompanying Employees Guide.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy After Child Abuse

Daniel McQueen

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is considered one of many attainable remedies confirmed to be useful to individuals who have skilled sexual and bodily abuse and neglect of their childhood.

It has not confirmed attainable to foretell reliably who will reply to which particular psychotherapy. Totally different people will profit from totally different approaches and coverings at totally different levels of their lives, relying on their needs, circumstances, and stage of assist and wish.

There’s appreciable scientific proof of effectiveness and a substantial physique of accrued scientific expertise utilizing psychoanalytical approaches within the therapy of people that have skilled childhood sexual, bodily and emotional abuse and neglect.

This e-book brings collectively this proof for the primary time. It covers the usage of psychoanalytic psychotherapies within the therapy and care of people who’ve skilled sexual and related abuse and neglect of their childhood. It additionally highlights the therapy and care wants of victims and survivors of childhood sexual and different related abuse and neglect from a psychoanalytic perspective. It covers youngsters, adolescents and adults.

The rule of thumb is meant for practitioners of psychiatric, psychological and psychoanalytic therapies and suppliers of different well being and psychological well being providers.

Hormone Use and Abuse by Athletes

Ezio Ghigo, Fabio Lanfranco, Christian J. Strasburger

Bodily exercise exerts an vital affect on the endocrine system, modulating synthesis and secretion of a number of hormones. Nearly each organ and system within the physique is affected by bodily exercise and train, primarily by means of the endocrine and neuroendocrine system. Mode, depth, and length of the train bout, age, gender and health degree of the person in addition to environmental and psychological components might have an effect on the endocrine response to bodily exercise.

However, a number of hormones are in a position to affect bodily efficiency and physique composition. Thus, a bi-univocal interrelationship between train and hormones exists.

On this e-book new developments on metabolic and endocrine response to train are revised and introduce the “sizzling subject” of hormonal doping in sports activities. Prior to now a long time, hormone abuse has develop into a widespread behavior amongst skilled and – most of all and extra continuously – leisure athletes. A considerable a part of this quantity is dedicated to the consequences of exogenous hormones on efficiency. Anabolic steroids, development hormone and erythropoietin properties, use and misuse in sports activities are extensively described. Particular strategies to detect hormone abuse are introduced and mentioned.

The contributors to this quantity are well-known specialists and devoted researchers within the fields of sports activities drugs and endocrinology, endocrine physiology, pharmacology, and doping detection.

The aim of this quantity is to offer all professionals concerned in sports activities drugs and endocrinology a state-of-the-art overview of the complicated interactions between bodily exercise and the endocrine system and to give attention to hormone abuse in sports activities at aggressive and leisure degree highlighting its detrimental penalties for long-term well being.

Sexual Abuse and Eating Disorders

Mark F. Schwartz, Leigh Cohn

Sexual Abuse and Consuming Problems is the primary e-book to completely discover the complicated relationship between sexual abuse and the consuming issues. The e-book encompasses the compelling writings of 26 specialists who thoughtfully think about the quite a few questions surrounding this controversial subject: Why would early trauma affect consuming habits? What’s the affiliation between consuming issues and sexual abuse? What influence does the controversy surrounding “false reminiscence” have on the excited about this affiliation? Working from the premise that kids uncovered to inescapable stress all through childhood might be in danger for compulsivity and reenactment of trauma by self-abuse syndromes, this assortment supplies provocative solutions to those and plenty of different questions. Taken as an entire, this e-book supplies an necessary international view of the subject. Chapters focus consideration on the prevalence of sexual abuse amongst people with consuming issues; how a historical past of sexual violence can function a predictor of subsequent food-related syndromes; trauma-based concept, dissociation, abreactive, and ego-states remedy; and a sensible and theoretical exploration of the sexual self of an eating-disordered particular person. New views on physique picture, feminist approaches to remedy, false reminiscence, and the sexual self, in addition to a first-person narrative that powerfully hyperlinks the 2 phenomena, spherical out the dialogue. Lastly, a dialogue concerning the controversies surrounding sexual abuse and consuming issues and an examination of false reminiscence syndrome represent the becoming finale for this stimulating presentation.

Substance Abuse Counseling

Judith A. Lewis, Robert Q. Dana, Gregory A. Blevins

Written for starting degree college students, SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING, Fourth Version gives a very good, sensible overview of substance abuse counseling. Identified for the way in which it addresses key points early, together with the designing of specialised remedies to suit the person wants of a consumer. SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING, Fourth Version, additionally emphasizes the tendency of substance-abusing purchasers and their households to type a heterogeneous group that should be handled from an individualized perspective. Authors Lewis, Dana, and Blevins imagine strongly that purchasers differ not solely within the particular behaviors and penalties related to their drug use but in addition in tradition, gender, social environments, bodily issues, psychological well being and a bunch of different variables. Utilizing an built-in strategy, the authors describe progressive strategies for assembly purchasers’ wants by way of customized evaluation, therapy planning, and habits change methods, displaying college students easy methods to choose the simplest therapy modalities for every consumer.
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Bullying and Emotional Abuse in the Workplace

Stale Einarsen, Helge Hoel, Cary Cooper

Over the past decade or so analysis into bullying, emotional abuse and harassment at work, as distinct from harassment primarily based on intercourse or race and primarily of a non-physical nature, has emerged as a brand new subject of research. Two predominant tutorial streams have emerged: a European custom making use of the idea of ‘mobbing’ or ‘bullying’ and the American custom, primarily recognized via ideas similar to emotional abuse and mistreatment. One focuses on the perpetrator, the opposite on the sufferer. As well as, analysis on this subject has additionally began in Australia and South Africa. All are introduced collectively on this work, in a synthesis of analysis and evaluation of follow within the subject. Bullying and Emotional Abuse within the Office goals to doc the existence and penalties of the issue of bullying, to discover its causes and to research the effectiveness of approaches aimed toward mitigating and managing the issue, in addition to to supply strategies for additional progress on this necessary new subject.

Aging, Ageism and Abuse

Gloria Gutman, Charmaine Spencer

Inhabitants growing older is going on worldwide. Reviews of abuse and neglect of older women and men are additionally evident on a world foundation. Whereas a lot of the work on identification, therapy and prevention of abuse of older individuals has been inside the household setting, it can’t be separated from the broader expertise of rising outdated in up to date society. Time and time once more, points round laws, coverage and apply collide with human rights, societal attitudes and stereotypes.

Elevating consciousness of the hyperlink amongst growing older, ageism and abuse, is one purpose of this guide and a obligatory first step within the battle to eradicate abuse and neglect of older individuals. However consciousness shouldn’t be sufficient, motion must be taken to develop, case discovering procedures and remedial and preventive insurance policies and applications which are elder-friendly each in intent and in the way in which that they’re applied. This guide provides a thought-provoking examination of chosen present insurance policies and applications which have been developed inside the well being, social companies and prison justice programs. It highlights the particular points and vulnerabilities of older ladies, older males and individuals from the LGTB neighborhood. It additionally includes a distinctive strategy to reaching younger individuals via an academic program that shapes attitudes and conduct through graphic artwork.

* Clear, simple writing model – reader doesn’t need to deal with murky theories and obscure references

* Sensible strategy – readers can relate to the examples which are supplied of conditions wherein abuse and neglect has or can happen