By Carlton K. Erickson
An up to date advisor to the explanations, prognosis, and remedy of addictions.
Whether it’s to caffeine, nicotine, or alcohol, many people be afflicted by not less than one dependancy. Carlton ok. Erickson offers a accomplished review of some of the forms of addictions—covering either substance and nonsubstance addictions resembling playing, web use, and video games—and their analysis and remedy. This publication sheds mild upon the organic and environmental elements that reason dependancy, stories a few of the forms of substance and nonsubstance addictions, and provides clinicians and sufferers wish for recovery.
Erickson examines alcohol, medications that velocity us up, medications that gradual us down, and the way to acknowledge addictive behavior—such as workout and videogame addiction—which might be much less noticeable. different subject matters lined contain alcohol and different drug pharmacology, neurophysiology of mind pathways, alcohol and drug interactions, adolescent drug use, drug use ameliorations via gender and tradition, and visible indicators of drug use. Erickson provides a variety of healing tools for addressing dependancy, together with pharmacological interventions, person or workforce treatment, twelve-step courses, and treatment regarding kinfolk. eventually, he displays at the involvement of relatives and the dangers and results of relapse.
Written by means of one of many country’s major habit experts, this available, entire ebook, is a go-to reference on your questions about habit, and a pleasant creation to the prognosis and remedy options.
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