Alcohol and Substance Abuse in Women and Children

Author: Barry Stimmel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317774019

Category: Medical

Page: 158

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Here is a timely volume that examines the problems of substance abuse in women and children, with a particular emphasis on the role played by the family in the development and perpetuation of the problem.

Children of Substance-Abusing Parents

Dynamics and Treatment

Author: Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner, PhD, CAS,Christine Huff Fewell, PhD, LCSW, CASA

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826165084

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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"Children of Substance-Abusing Parents: Dynamics and Treatment" is a necessary reference for all mental health professionals and students who need to understand and treat this population. It offers an invaluable look attreatment options and programmatic interventions across the life span and fills an important gap in the current literature. The contributors include a wide range of experts who provide up-to-date evidence-based clinical and programmatic strategies for working with children of alcohol and other substance-abusing parents of any age and in almost any practice setting. This highly recommended book is a valuable resource for all practitioners and students concerned about this very large, but often hidden group of individuals and families." From the Foreword by Sis Wenger President/CEO National Association for Children of Alcoholics Parental drug abuse and alcoholism have an enormously detrimental impact on children and adolescents. Children whose parents suffer from drug abuse or alcoholism often face multiple physical, mental, and behavioral issues. They are at a greater risk for depression, anxiety, low self esteem, and addiction, and also are known to have poor school attendance, difficulty concentrating, and lower IQ scores. This book offers health care practitioners proactive programs and innovative strategies to use with this vulnerable population. Taking a comprehensive, life course approach, the authors discuss the implications and interventions at the prenatal stage, through childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, and adulthood. With this book, social workers and health care practitioners can help assess and intervene with children of substance abusing parents. Key topics: Dynamics in families with substance abusing parents and treatment implications Issues across the life span of children of substance abusing parents Prevention and early intervention programs for pregnant women who abuse substances Programs for young children, adolescents, college students, and children with incarcerated parents

Alcohol & Tobacco

Author: Rosa Waters

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 142228803X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Most young adults know that alcohol and tobacco aren't good for them—but they may not know the real-life consequences of using these harmful substances. From coughing to cancer, from alcohol poisoning to problems with your liver, alcohol and tobacco can cause serious damage to your health. Smoking and drinking also do damage to your relationships with others and can land you in trouble with the police. Find out more about the dangerous consequences of alcohol and tobacco use. Discover the downside of alcohol and tobacco!

Addiction Proof Your Child

A Realistic Approach to Preventing Drug, Alcohol, and Other Dependencies

Author: Stanton Peele. Ph.D., J.D.

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307493857

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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Offers an effective if unorthodox approach designed to help parents take aim at the problem of addiction by explaining how to impart the fundamental skills and values that will protect youngsters and keep experimentation from turning into a more dangerous dependency.

When a Family Is in Trouble

Children Can Cope with Grief from Drug and Alcohol Addictions

Author: Marge Eaton Heegaard

Publisher: Woodland Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780962050275

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 36

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Addiction to drugs or alcohol is a disease affecting the entire family. Early childhood intervention decreases problems in adulthood. This helpful workbook provides basic information about addictions and encourages healthy coping skills. Children express personal trauma and feelings more easily in pictures than in words, and the pages of this title are perfect to 'draw out' those feelings and hurts. There is plenty of room for a child's artwork. A workbook to help children through the trauma of a parent's chemical dependency problems.

The APSAC Handbook on Child Maltreatment

Author: John E. B. Myers

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761919926

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 582

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A resource of unparalleled thoroughness, The APSAC Handbook on Child Maltreatment, Second Edition provides critical information for those who dedicate their working lives to alleviating the causes and consequences of child abuse and neglect. Written in engaging but straightforward language and committed to immediate application, this comprehensive handbook covers physical and sexual abuse, all forms of neglect, and psychological maltreatment. Experts in a variety of specialized areas have designed each chapter to inform professionals in mental health, law, medicine, law enforcement, and child protective services of the most current empirical research and literature available as well as strategies for intervention and prevention.

Substance Abuse Among Older Adults

Treatment Improvement Protocol

Author: Frederic C. Blow

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788180712


Page: 173

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Researchers are only beginning to realize the pervasiveness of substance abuse, such as alcohol and prescription drug misuse, among older people, thousands of whom need treatment but do not receive it. This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) recommends best practices for identifying, screening, assessing, and treating alcohol and prescription drug abuse among people age 60 and older. Sections: alcohol; use and abuse of psychoactive prescription drugs and OTC medications; identification, screening, and assessment; referral and treatment approaches; outcomes and cost issues; legal and ethical issues; tools. Bibliography. 19 charts and tables.

College Drinking and Drug Use

Author: Helene Raskin White,David L. Rabiner

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606239953

Category: Education

Page: 306

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Substance use among college students can result in serious academic and safety problems and have long-term negative repercussions. This state-of-the-art volume draws on the latest research on students' alcohol and drug use to provide useful suggestions for how to address this critical issue on college campuses. Leading researchers from multiple disciplines examine the prevalence and nature of substance use by students; biological and neuropsychological considerations; psychological and social aspects; prevention; and policy. Exemplary programs are presented -- including brief interventions, comprehensive prevention programs, and recovery support programs -- enhancing the utility of the book for campus-based clinicians and administrators. This title is part of The Duke Series in Child Development and Public Policy, edited by Kenneth A. Dodge and Martha Putallaz.

Just Say Know

Talking with Kids about Drugs and Alcohol

Author: Cynthia Kuhn,Scott Swartzwelder,Wilkie Wilson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393322583

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 159

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Offers a common-sense guide for parents on how to provide their children with the essential information about drugs and alcohol.

Straight Talk from Claudia Black

What Recovering Parents Should Tell Their Kids about Drugs and Alcohol

Author: Claudia Black

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1592859305

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 144

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Best-selling recovery author Claudia Black introduces readers to five different families and reveals how each of the parents talked with their kids about recovery, relapse, and the child's own vulnerability to addiction. Alcohol use, drug use, and addiction are challenging topics for parents to discuss with children. These subjects are even more complex, and more urgent, for recovering parents to discuss with their children. Best-selling recovery author Claudia Black introduces readers to five different families and reveals how each of the parents talked with their kids about recovery, relapse, and the childs own vulnerability to addiction. Discussion tips and clearly presented facts help parents focus on key issues. Age-appropriate strategies help reduce childrens experimentation with alcohol and other drugs.

Alcohol and Violence

The Nature of the Relationship and the Promise of Prevention

Author: Robert Nash Parker,Kevin J. McCaffree

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0739180118

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

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This book interrogates new contexts of the alcohol and violence relationship: victimization and injury, Mexican-American youth, elementary school children, advertising, and cross national comparisons. Environmental prevention strategies are deployed towards harm reduction in the alcohol and violence framework. Minimum drinking age increases, extreme and moderate reductions in availability, and direct community based efforts in enforcement and reduced consumption are successfully employed in real communities to show that it is possible to reduce alcohol related violence.

Harm Reduction Psychotherapy

A New Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Problems

Author: Andrew Tatarsky, PhD

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 1461628709

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

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Harm reduction is a framework for helping drug and alcohol users who cannot or will not stop completely_the majority of users_reduce the harmful consequences of use. Harm reduction accepts that abstinence may be the best outcome for many but relaxes the emphasis on abstinence as the only acceptable goal and criterion of success. Instead, smaller incremental changes in the direction of reduced harmfulness of drug use are accepted. This book shows how these simple changes in emphasis and expectation have dramatic implications for improving the effectiveness of psychotherapy.

Drugs, Alcohol and Criminality in American Society

Author: Ronald B. Flowers

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786403066

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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In the United States alone, millions of men, women and children use drugs, alcohol, or both. Drugs and alcohol are closely related to poor school performance, poor health, work-related stresses, crime and delinquency. Drugs and alcohol have been shown to be prominent factors in exposure to HIV infection--whether through intravenous drug use or unprotected, high-risk sexual relations. Regardless of all the known hazards, the incidence of drug and alcohol use continues to rise in the United States. This book reveals the nature and magnitude of drug and alcohol use in American society, and public opinion on drugs, alcohol, and substance abuse. It examines the illicit drug trade, the war on drugs, and law enforcement. The connection between substance abuse and criminality is addressed, with special studies on prisoners, teenagers, minorities, women, and college campuses. Accompanied by numerous tables and figures.

Her Best-Kept Secret

Why Women Drink-And How They Can Regain Control

Author: Gabrielle Glaser

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439184380

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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Looks at the cultural factors contributing to a rise in alcoholism among today's women and compares today's practices to those of earlier generations while noting the current ineffectiveness of AA and other mainstream treatments.

Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 924156475X

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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WHO has published several reports in the past on this topic with the last one being published in 2011; this report of 2014 has some unique features. First, it describes some progress made in alcohol policy development in WHO member States after endorsement of the Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol in 2010. Second, this report provides a wealth of information on alcohol-related indicators for the comprehensive global monitoring framework for the prevention and control of NCDs adopted by the 66th World Health Assembly. The global monitoring framework was developed fulfilling the mandate given by the Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) and includes the voluntary target of a 10% relative reduction in harmful use of alcohol by 2025 against 2010 baseline. And thirdly, this report presents an overview of some mechanisms and pathways which are behind the impact of harmful use of alcohol on public health. This report provides a global overview on alcohol consumption in relation to public health (Chapter 1) as well as information on: the consumption of alcohol in populations (Chapter 2); the health consequences of alcohol consumption (Chapter 3); and policy responses at national level (Chapter 4). The report also contains country profiles for all 193 WHO Member States as well as data tables to support information provided in chapters 2-4 (Appendices I-III) and a section explaining data sources and methods used in this report (Appendix IV).

Infinite Jest

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316073851

Category: Fiction

Page: 1104

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A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.

Gender and Addictions

Men and Women in Treatment

Author: Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner,Elizabeth Zelvin

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 9780765700704

Category: Medical

Page: 509

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The idea that men too are a 'gender, ' and that their addiction patterns and treatment needs must be reexamined in the light of postfeminist and men's movement consciousness as well as the rapid recent growth of scientific knowledge, is only now beginning to be explored

Alcohol and Injuries

Emergency Department Studies in an International Perspective

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241547847

Category: Medical

Page: 286

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Alcohol-attributable injuries are of a growing concern to the public health community, with alcohol-related injuries such as road traffic accidents, burns, poisonings, falls and drownings making up more than a third of the disease burden attributable to alcohol consumption. This publication synthesizes results of a number of hospital emergency department studies conducted in different cultural and health care settings, including the WHO Collaborative Study on Alcohol and Injuries. It provides an introduction to the epidemiology of alcohol-related injuries and refers to methodological issues of emergency department studies. It addresses public policy implications and equips the reader with practical information on interventions that can be implemented in emergency departments, such as screening and brief interventions for hazardous and harmful drinking. This book has been compiled by an international group of editors with extensive experience in the area of alcohol and injuries.