Course Description: This course addresses the historical, biological, psychological, and social aspects of alcohol, substance abuse, and addiction. Students will explore substance abuse in contemporary society, with an emphasis on the impact alcohol and other chemicals has on individuals, families, and the community.
Specialized Reference Sources
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Spanning 25 different subject areas, bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias with results that range from short-entry, general reference to more in-depth articles on specialized subjects.
Research and evidence-based applications in A-to-Z format. The focus is practical knowledge and skills for pre-service and in-service human service professionals, including substance abuse counselors and prevention specialists.
Addressing social, medical, legal, and political issues related to substance use and addictive behavior. Includes historical and modern perspectives on drug, alcohol, and tobacco use in more than 30 countries and regions.
Provides basic consumer health information about the abuse of illegal drugs and misuse of prescription and over-the-counter medications, along with facts about prevention, treatment, and recovery. Includes index, glossary of related terms and directory of resources.
The Encyclopedia of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse examines the history of alcohol and alcoholism, providing detailed information about alcohol abuse and dependence. It explains the process by which alcohol dependence emerges, contributing factors, how to recognize alcohol dependence, what treatments are available, and the health impact if it is left untreated.
Print Books & eBooks
The INSights Collection is made up of mostly fictional works to help with understanding and dealing with difficult situations and relationships.
Call Number: Consumer Health 616.86 R9347 2014 OR ebook central
Publication Date: 2014
The second edition of The Substance Abuse Handbook follows the general organization of the 'big' book, Lowinson and Ruiz's Substance Abuse. This title distills content from the larger text into a concise, portable guide for healthcare professionals who need to diagnose and treat addictive disorders and related medical conditions.
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) oversees one of the nation’s largest addiction services systems with nearly 1,600 prevention, treatment and recovery programs. OASAS chemical dependence treatment programs assist about 100,000 people a day and approximately 240,000 individuals every year.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
NIDA is a federal scientific research institute under the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIDA is the largest supporter of the world's research on drug use and addiction. NIDA-funded scientific research addresses the most fundamental and essential questions about drug use, including tracking emerging drug use trends, understanding how drugs work in the brain and body, developing and testing new drug treatment and prevention approaches, and disseminating findings to the general public, researchers, policymakers, and others.