The most comprehensive source for the latest research and practice techniques for diagnosing and treating addictive disorders <p> "This book brings together an array of international experts on addictive disorders. Robert Coombs's <i>Handbook of Addictive Disorders</i> discusses the contemporary issues surrounding the understanding of addiction, from diagnosis to treatment of an addicted client. The <i>Handbook of Addictive Disorders</i> is an example of practical and clinical information at its best."<br> -Lorraine D. Grymala, Executive Director American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders <p> <I>The Handbook of Addictive Disorders: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment</I> is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art resource, featuring valuable contributions from a multidisciplinary team of leading experts. This unique guide deftly defines addiction and examines its comorbidity with other problems. Subsequent chapters present an overview of addictive disorders coupled with strategies for accurately diagnosing them, planning effective treatment, and selecting appropriate interventions. Chapters on public policy and prevention are of indispensable value in light of this growing health concern. <p> The only reference available to cover the full spectrum of addictions and addictive behaviors, the <I>Handbook of Addictive Disorders</I> provides the most current research and treatment strategies for overcoming: <ul> <LI>Chemical dependency <LI>Workaholism <LI>Compulsive gambling <LI>Eating disorders <LI>Sex addiction <LI>Compulsive buying </ul> This useful guide features case studies, figures and diagrams, lists of practical interventions for each disorder, and self-assessment exercises for clients. <p> Psychologists, addiction counselors, social workers, and others working in the addictions field will find the <I>Handbook of Addictive Disorders</I> to be an essential resource for practical, validated information on all types of addictions and their related problems.
Beere has written another useful reference book. This latest is actually a continuation of Gender Roles: A Handbook of Tests and Measures (Greenwood Press, 1990)...[This book] identifies 197 tests on many different topics including sexuality, pregnancy and childbirth, contraception and abortion, and eating disorders...Students and faculty will find Sex and Gender Issues worthwhile and easy to use. Highly recommended for four-year college and university libraries. Choice This handbook is a companion volume to Beere's Gender Roles: A Handbook of Tests and Measures, which describes 211 measures pertaining to gender roles and attitudes toward gender-related issues. Sex and Gender Issues extends the Gender Roles' coverage, describing 197 scales usable in research and applied settings. The measures relate to the following topics: heterosocial relations, sexuality, contraception and abortion, pregnancy and childbirth, somatic issues, homosexuality, rape and sexual coercion, family violence, body image and appearance, eating disorders, and other scales. In preparing these handbooks, Beere thoroughly searched the literature in psychology, sociology, education, and related disciplines and identified 1,450 measures. For this handbook, she selected 197 measures that are relevant, have evidence of reliability or validity, and were used in more than one published article or ERIC document. If a scale did not satisfy these criteria, but its development is the focus of an article or ERIC document, it is included. Unusual scales and those pertaining to a topic that would otherwise receive inadequate coverage are included as well. The scale descriptions follow a standard format that includes information such as title, author or authors listed in the earliest publication mentioning the scale, earliest date that the scale was mentioned in a publication, variable measured, type of instrument, description, sample items, previous subjects and appropriate subjects, information regarding reliability and validity, and a listing of published studies that used the measure. Sex and Gender Issues is the most up-to-date compendium of these tests and measures and will be welcomed by social science researchers, students, and teachers. It is a necessary addition to university libraries, research centers, and to the private collection of researchers in relevant areas.
This classic text provides a comprehensive, accessible overview of substance misuse and dependence with an emphasis on practical and evidence-based approaches to the assessment, management and prevention of a wide range of drug-related problems, in a variety of clinical and social settings. The book includes definitions of terms, and describes the effects and clinical characteristics of all substances of misuse. The theoretical background to these topics is clearly explained. For the fourth edition, every chapter has been revised to include the most up-to-date information, with the latest international data on the extent of the world drug problem. There is detailed emphasis on harm minimization, AIDS and hepatitis C and entirely new coverage of tobacco addiction and its management. This is an essential guide for all healthcare workers, health policy specialists, counselors and those seeking to train in areas related to addiction and substance misuse.
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