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Concepts of Chemical Dependency

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CONCEPTS OF CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY, Seventh Edition reflects the explosion of information regarding the understanding, identification, and treatment of addictive disorders. Doweiko examines the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, barbiturates, amphetamines, cocaine, opiates, and hallucinogens, as well as chemicals frequently left out of other books -- such as aerosols, steroid ...more
Paperback, 548 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Thomson Brooks/Cole (first published January 1st 1990)
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Aimee J Martin
May 16, 2010 Aimee J Martin rated it really liked it
This is my current required text for my final of the 4 focal areas of social work that I must complete, Substance Abuse. This book is extremely in-depth going into the very insides of the neurotransmitters in your brain and how they react when a substance encounters them, mainly targeting your dopamine receptors. This book covers every illegal and legal substance/drug/medication from A-Z (Alcohol to Zolpidem).

Upon covering what the various illicit substances to do the brain and your organs and
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Angela Blair
A lot of information and detailed. Some of the pharmacology and biotransformations conflict with other physiology of pharmaceuticals, but it was a great read to add to the bank of knowledge for my field.
Jeanette
Jan 12, 2014 Jeanette rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(2012 Edition)Excellent up-to-date reference book for any AUD/SUD disorder counselor. I didn't even for a second consider selling this one back after completing my courses!
Chris Zupke
Dec 15, 2013 Chris Zupke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
read for grad school. Very informative, easy to read.
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