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.
Millionaire executive Steven Beard woke up screaming. Experiencing excruciating pain, he reached down and clutched his stomach. He felt the blood on his hands and panicked. His internal organs were oozing outside his belly. Beard reached over and called for an ambulance. The paramedics worked in vain to stem his bleeding. The seventy-four-year-old writhed in pain but out of the corner of his eye, he saw his wife Celeste enter the room. "Oh my God," Celeste said. "Steve! What happened?" The medics pushed the woman back, not wanting her to interfere in his care. Chaos ensued as his thirty-seven-year-old wife and her two twin daughters entered the room. Police searched around the premise and found a shell on the ground. Steven Beard had been shot in his stomach. But by whom? Was it the wife who strangely was not sleeping in the same bed. The daughters? Or would it be Tracey Tarlton, a lesbian lover of Celeste? "They knew Tracey had pulled the trigger," crime writer Diane Fanning said. "But they suspected someone else was involved. But Tracey just wouldn't talk." Tarlton harbored a secret from the police. She had fallen in love with Beard's wife, Celeste. But as Tracey would later find out, there was a lot about Celeste that she didn't know about...
This book provides a comprehensive, state of the art overview that covers both the diagnosis and the treatment of dual disorders - joint psychiatric and substance use disorders associated with a worse outcome and disease progression than single psychiatric or addictive disorders. The book is designed to be highly relevant to clinical work and the organization of care systems and meets the real need for a European perspective on dual disorders that takes into account the realities of European treatment organization. All chapters have been written by European authors on the basis of existing European treatment programs or guidelines and European research. The book will be invaluable for all health professionals working in mental health and addiction care, who are increasingly confronted with patients suffering from dual disorders.
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