Concepts of Chemical Dependency

Concepts of Chemical Dependency

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CONCEPTS OF CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY, Ninth Edition, provides comprehensive coverage and the latest information on a full spectrum of substance use disorders and the compounds commonly abused. Topics include the abuse of and addiction to alcohol; how the active agent in marijuana, THC, affects neural growth and development; the emerging body of evidence suggesting a relationship between marijuana abuse and psychotic disorders; the emerging body of evidence suggesting that marijuana is not as benign as it was thought to be a few years ago; and the abuse of cough syrups. Adding to the booka€™s usefulness and relevance, Doweiko also covers topics not usually discussed in other substance abuse texts, including abuse of anabolic steroids, inhalants, infectious diseases associated with substance abuse, how the a€œwar on drugsa€ has actually contributed to the problem of substance abuse/addiction in this country, and the a€œmedical marijuanaa€ debate. This edition includes new information on synthetic marijuana, mephredone, and dextromethorphan, among other substances; updates reflecting the new DSM-5; and a new chapter on the Biopsychosocial Model of Addiction. Students report that they appreciate the authora€™s balanced approach, which allows them to form their own opinions, in contrast to some books that a€œpreacha€ that a€œdrugs are bad for you.a€ Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.The Mouth, Throat, and Pulmonary System Cigarette smokers are at increased risk for respiratory disorders during sleep, such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. ... and the increased risk for type 2 diabetes does not appear to decrease with smoking cessation (Yeh et al., 2010). ... If the artery is also partially blocked by atherosclerotic plaque, the reduction in blood flow might be so severe that parts.

Title:Concepts of Chemical Dependency
Author:Harold Doweiko
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2014-03-18


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