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Drugs in Perspective: Causes, Assessment, Family, Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment: 2024 Release
Drugs in Perspective: Causes, Assessment, Family, Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment: 2024 Release

Drugs in Perspective: Causes, Assessment, Family, Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment: 2024 Release

ISBN10: 1266435794 | ISBN13: 9781266435799
By Richard Fields

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The world has changed dramatically, leading to increases in substance abuse for young and old alike.  Drugs in Perspective examines the rapidly mutating field of chemical dependency with an emphasis on family dynamics, the impact of family on individuals, and their use of alcohol/drugs, all within the framework of larger societal challenges.  Students will fully explore the dynamics of chemical dependency and the domino effects it can have on a life.  The text guides students to develop informed perspectives on the multifaceted aspects and problems associated with alcohol/drug use, abuse, and addiction.  


Richard Fields has more than 30 years of first-hand experience performing clinical work with individuals wrestling with substance abuse and their families. 


He communicates his experience and research in a way that is comprehensible, approachable, and engaging for students.  


SECTION I Understanding Substance Abuse 
1 Putting Drugs in Perspective 
2 Why People Use and Abuse Drugs and Alcohol
3 Drug-Specific Information 
4 Assessment: Substance Abuse, Dependence, Addiction, and Suicidality 


SECTION II Family 
5 Substance Abuse and Family Systems 
6 Parents and Family: At-Risk Factors for Substance Abuse 
7 Growing Up in an Alcoholic Family System: Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) 


SECTION III Motivation, Intervention, Co-occurring Disorders, Prevention, Recovery, and Relapse Prevention
8 Motivation and Change 
9 Intervention 
10 Prevention of Substance Abuse Problems 
11 Disorders Co-occurring with Substance Abuse 
12 Recovery, Suicide, Alcohol/Drugs and Relapse Prevention (RP) 

About the Author

Richard Fields

Richard Fields, Ph.D., is owner/director of FACES, Conference and Home Study Programs for Mental Health Clinicians. Dr. Fields brings an expertise to FACES based on over 30 years of work in the alcohol/drug field. He still actively counsels individuals and family members with alcohol/drug problems, training thousands of professionals each year at FACES Conferences (www.facesconferences.com). Formerly the assistant director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse's Western Regional Training Center, he has conducted training throughout the Western United States. As a consultant, Dr. Fields has worked to develop a number of University and College programs, creating educational classes, workshops and conferences (UCLA Extension, Dept. of Allied Health and Medicine, University of Washington, School of Social Work Extension, Seattle University, Edmonds Community College, University of California, Irvine, Riverside, Santa Cruz and others). Dr. Fields is the author of Drugs in Perspective, 6th edition, McGraw Hill, 2007. This college textbook is standard in most alcohol/drug studies programs.

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