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Henningfield, Jack E and Santora, Patricia B and Bickel, Warren K, eds. (2007) Addiction treatment: science and policy for the twenty-first century. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press .

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Addiction to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs is one of the major public health issues of our time. In the United States, one in five deaths is the result of addictive drug use. This innovative book critically examines drug addiction treatment in the United States. It explores specific challenges (scientific, medical, social, and legal) to reaching the goal that treatment for drug addiction should be as accessible as treatments for diseases of the heart, liver, and lungs that often result from the use of addictive drugs. These essays, written by leaders in addiction science, medicine, and health policy, present diverse and often opposing points of view to foster thought and discussion.

The book consists of three parts. Part I examines the emerging science and theories that underlie the development of specific models for treating addiction to illicit opioids and stimulants, alcohol, tobacco, and prescription drugs. Part II explores the complications raised by the diversity of those with addictions, ranging from pregnant women who use intravenous drugs, young men who abuse methamphetamines, youths who smoke cigarettes, to adults who abuse alcohol to those who smoke marijuana or abuse prescription drugs. Part III provides a detailed analysis of health care, social, and policy issues that challenge our views about addiction and its treatment. It addresses controversial topics such as whether addiction should be considered a disease or a behavior, whether addiction should be handled as a criminal offense or treated as a public health problem, and whether stigmatizing addiction is helpful or not. Throughout the book, compelling examples of addiction art explore the human side of addiction through the lens of visual artists' stunning insights into addiction and recovery. Addiction Treatment provides a solid foundation for understanding addiction as a treatable illness and for establishing a framework for effective treatment in the twenty-first century.

Item Type:Book
Call No:HK2
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press
Place of Publication:Baltimore
Keywords:disease model, HIV infection, medical treatment model, AODD treatment method, prison-based health service, confidentiality rights, AODU treatment confidentiality, pregnant woman
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Accession Number:HRB 3900 (Available)
Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Prison-based health service
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Pregnancy
F Concepts in psychology > Motivation
VA Geographic area > United States
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Natural history of substance use > Recovery
N Communication, information and education > Information technology / Digital
N Communication, information and education > Information transfer > Information transfer from research to practice
G Health and disease > Disease model
MM-MO Crime and law > Legal rights > Rights of persons who use substances (users)
HJ Treatment method > Behaviour therapy
B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking)
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Marketing and public relations (advertising)

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