Salem Health: Addictions and Substance Abuse

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2 volumes
703 pages
400 Essays
100-125 Photos
Time Line
Complete List
    of Contents
Chronological List of Entries
General Bibliography
Substances of Abuse
Pharmaceutical Treatments
Support Groups & Organizations
Treatment Centers & Programs
Web Sites of Interest
Category Index
Subject Index
100 Sidebars on Special Topics

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"This is an excellent overview of the substance
abuse and addiction field for general readers
and students."

Editor: Robin Kamienny Montvilo, R.N., Ph.D.
October 2012 · 2 volumes · 703 pages · 8"x10"

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ISBN: 978-1-58765-959-1
# of Pages: 703
# of Volumes: 2
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Salem Health:
Addictions & Substance Abuse

Designed for the general reader, this two-volume set provides authoritative and essential information pertaining to addictions and substance abuse in easy-to-understand language.

The seventh title in Salem's well-received Salem Health series, Salem Health: Addictions & Substance Abuse provides authoritative, essential information in easy-to-understand language. The set was designed for general readers and offers a unique perspective on this growing and constantly changing field. Plus, the purchase of the printed set entitles a school or library to three years of complimentary online access to Addictions & Substance Abuse's content.

Two volumes, including 703 pages
400 articles and 125 sidebars, tables & drawings
Hundreds of photos, illustrations and graphs
Appendixes, indexes and resource listings

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The set contains 400 alphabetically arranged essays on a variety of topics, including substances of abuse, treatment and addiction overviews, organizations and foundations dedicated to treatment and prevention, physiological and psychological issues and behaviors, trends and statistics, and social contexts and concerns related to substance abuse and treatment such as advertising and media influence, aging, ethnicity, and children and substance abuse. 

The essays, written for nonspecialists by medical professionals and medical writers, will appeal to science and premedical students, students of psychology and addictive behaviors, students of drug abuse epidemiology and public health issues, public library patrons, and librarians building collections in science, health, and medicine, or related fields. 

Essays are alphabetized and vary in length from one to five pages. Essays begin with ready-reference top matter that contains the topic category and definition. Substance abuse essays include the following sections: Causes, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Screening and Diagnosis, Treatment and Therapy, and Prevention. Essays covering associated organizations, programs, and treatment centers offer the following sections: Background, Dates established or founded, and Mission and Goals. Essays covering diagnosis, physiology, prevention, psychological issues, socials issues, treatment, and other topics related to behavioral addictions and substance abuse will include subsections chosen by the author as they suit the particular topic. 

Appendices at the end of volume two supplement the set: a glossary provides hundreds of definitions of commonly used terms; a bibliography offers citations for published sources for additional research; and a time line details major developments in addictions and substance abuse. Other appendices include a list of web resources, addictions support groups, organizations and treatment centers, and a list of pharmaceutical treatments, categorized by brand name.