Psychotropic Drugs  Prevention and Risk Reduction Book

Psychotropic Drugs Prevention and Risk Reduction


  • Author : Imaine Antony Sahed Chaufton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-10-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN 10 : 1785482726

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Psychotropic Drugs Prevention and Risk Reduction Excerpt :

This book offers a multidisciplinary approach to prevention, risk reduction and the place of human and social sciences in understanding the use of psychotropic substances in France and other countries. This book explores different scales of analysis to stimulate reflection on professional innovations, criteria for the effectiveness of public policies and their reception by drug users. These acts formalize the first day of study initiated by the network of young researchers "Psychotropes & Societies" This book offers a multidisciplinary view on the understanding of the use of psychotropic substances This book offers different analysis to stimulate reflection

Psychotropic Drugs  Prevention and Harm Reduction Book

Psychotropic Drugs Prevention and Harm Reduction


  • Author : Imaine Sahed
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2017-08-30
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081023730

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Psychotropic Drugs Prevention and Harm Reduction Excerpt :

This book promotes the interaction between research and professional practices in the field of prevention and harm reduction. Through the scientific work and experience of human and social sciences researchers and medical social actors, research and action assist one another in illuminating the problems associated with the consumption of psychotropic drugs and in developing intervention strategies. Over the course of several chapters, contributed by attendees of the Psychotropics, Prevention and Harm Reduction Put to the Test By “Human and Social Sciences workshop, a range of varied themes are explored within the scope of drugs and their uses. Both the socio-historical context of drug uses and the construction of prevention and harm reduction public policies in light of scientific knowledge are covered, as well as the issue of release, mobilization and/or negotiation of prevention and harm reduction standards, both for professionals and drug users. Presents acts that formalize the first day of study initiated by the network of young researchers at the Psychotropes and Societies Intervention Offers a multidisciplinary view on the understanding of the use of psychotropic substances Includes different analyses to stimulate reflection

Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders Book

Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders


  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 171
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309439121

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Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders Excerpt :

Estimates indicate that as many as 1 in 4 Americans will experience a mental health problem or will misuse alcohol or drugs in their lifetimes. These disorders are among the most highly stigmatized health conditions in the United States, and they remain barriers to full participation in society in areas as basic as education, housing, and employment. Improving the lives of people with mental health and substance abuse disorders has been a priority in the United States for more than 50 years. The Community Mental Health Act of 1963 is considered a major turning point in America's efforts to improve behavioral healthcare. It ushered in an era of optimism and hope and laid the groundwork for the consumer movement and new models of recovery. The consumer movement gave voice to people with mental and substance use disorders and brought their perspectives and experience into national discussions about mental health. However over the same 50-year period, positive change in American public attitudes and beliefs about mental and substance use disorders has lagged behind these advances. Stigma is a complex social phenomenon based on a relationship between an attribute and a stereotype that assigns undesirable labels, qualities, and behaviors to a person with that attribute. Labeled individuals are then socially devalued, which leads to inequality and discrimination. This report contributes to national efforts to understand and change attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that can lead to stigma and discrimination. Changing stigma in a lasting way will require coordinated efforts, which are based on the best possible evidence, supported at the national level with multiyear funding, and planned and implemented by an effective coalition of representative stakeholders. Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders: The Evidence for Stigma Change explores stigma and discrimination faced by individuals with mental or substance use disorders and recommends

Facing Addiction in America Book

Facing Addiction in America


  • Author : Office of the Surgeon General
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-08-15
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN 10 : 1974580628

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All across the United States, individuals, families, communities, and health care systems are struggling to cope with substance use, misuse, and substance use disorders. Substance misuse and substance use disorders have devastating effects, disrupt the future plans of too many young people, and all too often, end lives prematurely and tragically. Substance misuse is a major public health challenge and a priority for our nation to address. The effects of substance use are cumulative and costly for our society, placing burdens on workplaces, the health care system, families, states, and communities. The Report discusses opportunities to bring substance use disorder treatment and mainstream health care systems into alignment so that they can address a person's overall health, rather than a substance misuse or a physical health condition alone or in isolation. It also provides suggestions and recommendations for action that everyone-individuals, families, community leaders, law enforcement, health care professionals, policymakers, and researchers-can take to prevent substance misuse and reduce its consequences.

Harm Reduction in Substance Use and High Risk Behaviour Book

Harm Reduction in Substance Use and High Risk Behaviour


  • Author : Richard Pates
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-05-31
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118343357

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Harm Reduction in Substance Use and High Risk Behaviour Excerpt :

Harm Reduction is a philosophy of public health intended as aprogressive alternative to the prohibition of certain potentiallydangerous lifestyle choices. Recognising that certain people alwayshave and always will engage in behaviours which carry risks, theaim of harm reduction is to mitigate the potential dangers andhealth risks associated with those behaviours. Harm Reduction in Substance Use and High-Risk Behaviour offers acomprehensive exploration of the policy, practice and evidence baseof harm reduction. Starting with a history of harm reduction, thebook addresses key ethical and legal issues central to the debatesand developments in the field. It discusses the full range ofpsychoactive substances, behaviours and communities with chapterson injecting, dance drugs, stimulant use, tobacco harm reduction,alcohol use and sex work. Written by an international team of contributors, this textprovides an essential panorama of harm reduction in the 21stcentury for educators and researchers in addiction and publichealth, postgraduate students and policy makers.

Harm Reduction Psychotherapy Book

Harm Reduction Psychotherapy


  • Author : Andrew Tatarsky, PhD
  • Publisher : Jason Aronson
  • Release Date : 2007-06-10
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461628705

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Harm Reduction Psychotherapy Excerpt :

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.

Harm Reduction Book

Harm Reduction


  • Author : James A. Inciardi
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 1999-10-11
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9780761906889

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Harm Reduction Excerpt :

Harm reduction programmes accept the reality of drug use while attempting to reduce its harmful consequences to individuals and society. Here, contributors discuss the philosophical basis and history of such policies and examine their outcomes.

Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic Book
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Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic


  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-28
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309459570

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Drug overdose, driven largely by overdose related to the use of opioids, is now the leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States. The ongoing opioid crisis lies at the intersection of two public health challenges: reducing the burden of suffering from pain and containing the rising toll of the harms that can arise from the use of opioid medications. Chronic pain and opioid use disorder both represent complex human conditions affecting millions of Americans and causing untold disability and loss of function. In the context of the growing opioid problem, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched an Opioids Action Plan in early 2016. As part of this plan, the FDA asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to convene a committee to update the state of the science on pain research, care, and education and to identify actions the FDA and others can take to respond to the opioid epidemic, with a particular focus on informing FDA's development of a formal method for incorporating individual and societal considerations into its risk-benefit framework for opioid approval and monitoring.

The American Opioid Epidemic Book

The American Opioid Epidemic


  • Author : Michael T. Compton, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Publisher : American Psychiatric Pub
  • Release Date : 2018-12-31
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 462
  • ISBN 10 : 9781615371570

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The American Opioid Epidemic Excerpt :

This book provides an in-depth look at clinical and public health approaches to this epidemic from both psychiatric and medical perspectives and gives mental health professionals the big picture necessary to understand the epidemic.

Substance Use Disorders Book

Substance Use Disorders


  • Author : Antoine Douaihy
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-08
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199337200

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Substance Use Disorders Excerpt :

Substance use disorders (SUDs) are common among many patients with medical and psychiatric disorders. Professionals from all medical and behavioral health disciplines must address SUDs to provide optimal care to patients. Failure to do so may contribute to morbidity and mortality in cases of more severe substance dependence. This new volume in the Pittsburgh Pocket Psychiatry series provides a comprehensive overview of substance use disorders for medical students and psychiatric residents. It is aimed particularly at increasing student's knowledge and skills in addressing SUDs. The handy pocket-sized book focuses on those substances used, abused and leading to addiction and the clinical implications of SUDs. Epidemiology, etiology, classifications of SUDs, screening and assessment, and pharmacotherapy and psychosocial interventions are discussed alongside case histories illustrating the material covered. Questions for the reader stimulate thinking about specific cases and how the medical student or resident can help patients with SUDs. Additional chapters focus on problems caused or worsened by SUDs such as Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. Relapse and recovery are also explored given many patients with substance dependence relapse. Adolescents with SUDs, prevention and harm reduction interventions are also reviewed. The concept of rom SUDs is incorporated in many of the chapters. Medical, psychological, family and cultural aspects of addiction and recovery are addressed, providing the reader with a broad framework for understanding and helping patients with SUDs, as well as their families. An extensive list of online resources is provided that includes mutual support programs as well as professionals and organizations who offer helpful materials and programs for patients with SUDs. Contributing authors represent medicine, psychiatry, social work, psychology in diverse treatment settings. Many authors are also researchers and all are educ

Key Concepts in Drugs and Society Book

Key Concepts in Drugs and Society


  • Author : Ross Coomber
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2013-04-29
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446281574

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'This is a great resource that reflects the huge expertise of the authors. It will be welcomed by students, researchers and indeed anyone wanting critical but comprehensive coverage of key issues and trends concerning drugs and society - locally and globally, historically and today.' - Nigel South, Professor of Sociology, University of Essex 'Provides informative, balanced and contextualized insights into the relationships between people and drugs. Whatever your background and however knowledgeable you feel you are about contemporary drug issues, I guarantee that you will learn something unexpected and new from this valuable text.' - Joanne Neale, Professor of Public Health, Oxford Brookes University Why do people take drugs? How do we understand moral panics? What is the relationship between drugs and violence? How do people's social positions influence their involvement in drug use? Insightful and illuminating, this book discusses drugs in social contexts. The authors bring together their different theoretical and practical backgrounds, offering a comprehensive and interdisciplinary introduction that opens up a wide scientific understanding moving beyond cultural myths and presuppositions. This is an invaluable reference source for students on criminology, sociology and social sciences programmes, as well as drug service practitioners such as drug workers, social workers and specialist nurses.

Harm Reduction Book

Harm Reduction


  • Author : Patricia G. Erickson
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 1997-12-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 476
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442658189

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Since the First International Conference on the Reduction of Drug-Related Harm, held in 1990, the term 'harm reduction' has gained wide currency in the areas of public health and drug policy. Previously the field was characterized by heated struggle between prohibition and legalization of addictive substances, and this debate tended to obscure practical, collective approaches. Harm reduction, an approach which encompasses various policy directives and program initiatives was inspired by the positive outcomes of such public measures as needle-exchange programs for reduction of HIV risk, methadone maintenance programs, education on the risks of tobacco use, and programs designed to limit alcohol consumption. The essays in this book illustrate the scope and vigour of the emerging harm reduction model. The essays, drawn from seven international conferences on harm reduction, cover a wide variety of topics, including public policy, women and reproductive issues, the experiences of special populations, human rights; defining and measuring harm, and intervention. Researchers and practitioners will benefit from the varied papers in the volume, which combine insights into policy-making and front-line outreach efforts with comprehensive conceptual and empirical approaches. Harm Reduction represents an important initiative in making academic work accessible and useful to a larger community, and provides guidance for the development of effective policies and programs.

Harm Reduction Book

Harm Reduction


  • Author : Tim Rhodes
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Drug abuse
  • Pages : 462
  • ISBN 10 : 9291684198

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Ampia trattazione sulle possibilità terapeutiche nell'ambito della tossicodipendenza, sia da sostanze legali che illegali (eroina, cocaina, anfetamina, cannabis). Si illustra il panorama legislativo e terapeutico europeo e mondiale, così come la prospettiva etica e futura delle diverse forme di terapia. La seconda parte del volume indaga la riduzione del danno nel campo delle droghe legali (tabacco, alcol), proseguendo poi ad analizzare il rapporto fra terapia e uso ricreativo giovanile della droga. Segue un capitolo dedicato ai problemi legali e criminali nella dipendenza e nel recupero, per poi accennare alle prospettive del recupero nell'Unione Europea.

Concurrent Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders Book

Concurrent Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders


  • Author : W. J. Wayne Skinner
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010-03
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 51
  • ISBN 10 : 177052603X

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Concurrent Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders Excerpt :

A person with a mental health problem has a higher risk of having a substance use problem, just as a person with a substance use problem has an increased chance of having a mental health problem. This guide: explains the symptoms and causes of concurrent disorder outlines the different kinds of treatments available, including psychosocial and biological treatments describes integrated treatment and how it helps discusses recovery and relapse prevention discusses family involvement gives guidance on how to explain concurrent disorders to children This guide gives a thorough introduction to concurrent disorder treatment options, and sensitive and sound coping skills to help people with concurrent disorders - and their families - toward recovery."