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Credo Reference: Psychology
Credo Reference helps you start your psychology research with reference materials on personal, interpersonal, and social psychology.
Selected Electronic Books
Drug Dilemma by Jason Stone; Andrea StoneThe anthology is designed as a starting point for academic debate about illegal drugs. The 25 reprinted articles cover reducing harm and reduction, law enforcement, supply reduction, the European Union's drug policies, and terrorism and drugs.
Call Number: EBSCO eBook Collection
Publication Date: 2003
The Encyclopedia of Addictions and Addictive Behaviors by Esther Gwinnell; Christine AdamecThis book is a reference to addictive behaviors, their signs, symptoms, and causes, as well as how to recognize and treat them. More than 300 entries provide a comprehensive overview of individual addictions as well as overlapping issues, such as emotional problems, family dysfunction, and difficulties with employment. This invaluable resource also provides theoretical and practical information on how people who are addicted to various substances or behaviors can, with hard work and assistance from others, often recover and go on to lead normal, productive lives.
Call Number: Credo Reference
Publication Date: 2022
Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse by Sarah I. Mesnard (Editor); Emily O. Ducharme (Editor)This book presents current research in the study of substance abuse. Topics discussed include cocaine-dependent patients with antisocial personality disorder; drug abuse and neuro-AIDS; alcohol and substance abuse among older adults; sexual abuse in men with substance abuse problems; cognitive dysfunction in cocaine abuse; current controversies in the assessment and treatment of heroin addiction; psychotropic analgestic nitrous oxide (PAN) for substance abuse withdrawal; carisoprodol withdrawal syndrome and new research on methamphetamine abuse.
Call Number: EBSCO eBook Collection
Publication Date: 2011
The Recovery Revolution by Claire ClarkIn the 1960s, as illegal drug use grew from a fringe issue to a pervasive public concern, a new industry arose to treat the addiction epidemic. Over the next five decades, the industry's leaders promised to rehabilitate the casualties of the drug culture even as incarceration rates for drug-related offenses climbed. In this history of addiction treatment, Claire D. Clark traces the political shift from the radical communitarianism of the 1960s to the conservatism of the Reagan era, uncovering the forgotten origins of today's recovery movement. Based on extensive interviews with drug-rehabilitation professionals and archival research, The Recovery Revolution locates the history of treatment activists' influence on the development of American drug policy. Synanon, a controversial drug-treatment program launched in California in 1958, emphasized a community-based approach to rehabilitation. Its associates helped develop the therapeutic community (TC) model, which encouraged peer confrontation as a path to recovery. As TC treatment pioneers made mutual aid profitable, the model attracted powerful supporters and spread rapidly throughout the country. The TC approach was supported as part of the Nixon administration's "law-and-order" policies, favored in the Reagan administration's antidrug campaigns, and remained relevant amid the turbulent drug policies of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. While many contemporary critics characterize American drug policy as simply the expression of moralizing conservatism or a mask for racial oppression, Clark recounts the complicated legacy of the "ex-addict" activists who turned drug treatment into both a product and a political symbol that promoted the impossible dream of a drug-free America.
Call Number: ProQuest Ebook Central
Publication Date: 2017
Substance Abuse Treatment: Options, Challenges, and Effectiveness by Sylvia I. MignonThis is the first compendium of the entire range of options available for treating substance abuse, with a focus on effectiveness. The book synthesizes treatment approaches from medicine, psychology, sociology, and social work, and investigates regimens that range from brief interventions to the most intensive and expensive types of inpatient treatment programs.
Call Number: ProQuest eBook Central
Publication Date: 2014
Understanding Addiction by Scientific American EditorsAddiction is costly on many levels to the individuals affected, their families and society as a whole, but science may soon be able to offer treatment options to make the road to recovery a little smoother. In this eBook, Understanding Addiction, we tackle the many facets of this complex issue.
The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) Government website advances science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation and to improve the lives of individuals living with mental and substance use disorders, and their families.
The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies is a nonprofit organization that harnesses the expertise of hundreds of behavioral scientists to solve problems in the home, school, community, and the workplace.