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Dark Paradise

Dark Paradise Book
Author : David T. Courtwright
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2001-05-31
ISBN : 0674262786
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In a newly enlarged edition of this eye-opening book, David T. Courtwright offers an original interpretation of a puzzling chapter in American social and medical history: the dramatic change in the pattern of opiate addiction--from respectable upper-class matrons to lower-class urban males, often with a criminal record. Challenging the prevailing view that the shift resulted from harsh new laws, Courtwright shows that the crucial role was played by the medical rather than the legal profession. Dark Paradise tells the story not only from the standpoint of legal and medical sources, but also from the perspective of addicts themselves. With the addition of a new introduction and two new chapters on heroin addiction and treatment since 1940, Courtwright has updated this compelling work of social history for the present crisis of the Drug War.

Everything You Need to Know About the Opioid Epidemic

Everything You Need to Know About the Opioid Epidemic Book
Author : Rajdeep Paulus
Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release : 2018-12-15
ISBN : 1508183570
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When someone visits a doctor because of an injury and walks away with a prescription for pain relief medication, that small piece of paper could lead to a serious addiction. For readers looking for the lowdown on opioids, this book delivers the facts, including how opioids affect the brain and why something as innocent as a painkiller can lead to a heroin addiction. This practical guide includes tips for coping with pain without resorting to opioids, and resources for those who are facing opioid addiction. Readers will also learn about the history of opioids and what led to the national opioid crisis.

Treating Opioid Addiction

Treating Opioid Addiction Book
Author : John F. Kelly,Sarah E. Wakeman
Publisher : Humana
Release : 2019-08-01
ISBN : 9783030162566
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book addresses opioids and opioid use disorders from epidemiological, clinical, and public health perspectives. It covers detailed information on the nature of opioids, their effects on the human body and brain, prevention, and treatment of opioid addiction. Unlike other texts, the first section of this volume builds a strong historical, neurobiological, and phenomenological foundation for a deep understanding of the topic and the patient. The second section addresses the most challenging issues clinicians face, including pharmacological and psychosocial treatments, harm reduction approaches, alternative approaches to pain management for the non-specialist, and prescribing guidelines. Treating Opioid Addiction is a valuable resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, addiction medicine physicians, primary care physicians, drug addiction counselors, students, trainees, scholars, and public health officials interested in the effects and impact of opioids in the clinical and epidemiological context.

Opioids

Opioids Book
Author : Pilar Almela Rojo
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2020-06-10
ISBN : 1838809589
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Morphine and other opioids are potent analgesic drugs, but their use can lead to complications. Being familiar with the use of this kind of drug can make the difference between obtaining the expected benefit of applied therapy or magnifying the risks to intolerable levels for the patient. Therefore, it is essential for practitioners to achieve adequate training in the management of these drugs based on criteria endorsed by scientific evidence that allows the proper use of these drugs and guarantees the best professional practice every time. Written by expert authors in the field, the purpose of this book is to offer an overview of opioid drugs, from their therapeutic use to the consequences associated.

Family Resilience and Recovery from Opioids and Other Addictions

Family Resilience and Recovery from Opioids and Other Addictions Book
Author : Julie M. Croff,Jason Beaman
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-01-22
ISBN : 3030569586
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book examines the relationship between family resilience and recovery from substance use disorders. It presents information on etiology of substance use disorders within the family system as well as new research on resilience in addiction recovery. The book facilitates the development of evidence-based resilience practices, programs, and policies for those working or dealing with families and addiction. Key topics addressed include: Protecting workers from opioid misuse and addiction. Neuroscience-informed psychoeducation and training for opioid use disorder. New models for training health care providers. Role of families in recovery capital. Family Resilience and Recovery from Opioids and Other Addictions is a must-have resource for researchers, professors, and graduate students as well as clinicians and related professionals in family studies, public health, and clinical psychology and all interrelated disciplines, including behavioral health, social work, and psychiatry.

Biological Research on Addiction

Biological Research on Addiction Book
Author : Alessandro Colasanti,Anne Lingford-Hughes,David Nutt
Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Release : 2013-05-17
ISBN : 0128065249
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Biological Research on Addiction book written by Alessandro Colasanti,Anne Lingford-Hughes,David Nutt, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Breaking the Cycle of Opioid Addiction

Breaking the Cycle of Opioid Addiction Book
Author : Uwe Blesching
Publisher : North Atlantic Books
Release : 2018-06-12
ISBN : 1623171873
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An evidence-based guide to using cannabis to enhance pain relief safely, effectively, and economically while reducing the risks of opioid addiction Opioid addiction has exploded to epidemic proportions in the U.S. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death. In 2012, 259 million prescriptions were written for opioids—more than enough to give every American adult their own bottle of pills. Uwe Blesching, author of The Cannabis Health Index, clearly and thoroughly lays out the overwhelming benefits of using cannabis—not only to reduce the nation’s dependence on opioids—but also to manage the craving and withdrawal symptoms of opioid addiction, and especially to address the pain that leads to drug use and addiction in the first place. Citing statistics showing that states allowing legal access to cannabis have seen a 25 percent drop in opioid-related deaths, Blesching explains how precision applications of cannabis can alleviate the mental and emotional aspects of pain by modulating numerous neurotransmitters and their emotional counterparts. He presents a convincing case for the powerful benefits of cannabis in reducing the risks of addiction and overdose, cutting monetary costs, and restoring a sense of balance and control to those who struggle with pain.

Managing Patients with Chronic Pain and Opioid Addiction

Managing Patients with Chronic Pain and Opioid Addiction Book
Author : Donald R Taylor
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-07-14
ISBN : 331908111X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This text will provide readers with a thorough review of the complex condition of chronic pain and addictions. The book was originally commissioned due to the need in the field for more literature on the topic. This concise pocket book will review epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, and medical management of both chronic pain and addiction. Busy healthcare professionals will benefit from this text, which will not only cover the foundation of the management of both conditions and together, but discuss up-to-date national and international treatment guidelines, upcoming therapies and REMS.

Opioid Epidemic

Opioid Epidemic Book
Author : American Academy of Pediatrics
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018-02-28
ISBN : 9781610021944
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Pediatric Collections offers what you need to know - original, focused research in a snapshot approach. The opioid crisis, fueled by too many prescriptions and too little oversight, has become far more serious than some of the other epidemics the country has faced. The articles in this collection focus on the manifestations of the opioid epidemic in children and adolescents, such as the increased rate of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), teens increased risk of opioid abuse after legitimate opioid use, and the hopeful evidence that sports and exercise participation by adolescents lowers their risk of abusing opioids or heroin. This collection of timely AAP journal articles, blog posts, and policy explores the risks and possible solutions. The collection is structured with the articles grouped under these major topic headings: Exposure Prescribed Use and Misuse Treatment and Prevention

Prescription Painkillers

Prescription Painkillers Book
Author : Marvin D Seppala,Mark E. Rose
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-01-25
ISBN : 1592859933
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The definitive book about the impact of prescription painkiller abuse on individuals, communities, and society by one of America's leading experts on addiction. In recent years, the media has inundated us with coverage of the increasing abuse of prescription painkillers. Prescription Painkillers, the third book in Hazelden's Library of Addictive Drugs series, offers current, comprehensive information on the history, social impact, pharmacology, and addiction treatment for commonly abused, highly addictive opiate prescription painkillers such as Oxycontin®, Vicodin, Percocet, and Darvocet.Marvin D. Seppala, MD, provides context for understanding the current drug abuse problem by tracing the history of opioids and the varying patterns of use over time. He then offers an in-depth study of controversial issues surrounding these readily available drugs, including over-prescription by physicians and adolescent abuse. Also included is a straightforward look at the leading treatment protocols based on current research.

Overcoming Opioid Addiction

Overcoming Opioid Addiction Book
Author : Adam Bisaga,Karen Chernyaev
Publisher : The Experiment
Release : 2018-05-01
ISBN : 1615194592
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From a leading addiction expert, a desperately needed medical guide to understanding, treating, and finally defeating opioid use disorder Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50, claiming more lives than the AIDs epidemic did at its peak. Opioid abuse accounts for two-thirds of these overdoses, with over 100 Americans dying from opioid overdoses every day. Now Overcoming Opioid Addiction provides a comprehensive medical guide for opioid use disorder (OUD) sufferers, their loved ones, clinicians, and other professionals. Here is expertly presented, urgently needed information and guidance, including: Why treating OUD is unlike treating any other form of drug dependency The science that underlies addiction to opioids, and a clear analysis of why this epidemic has become so deadly The different stages and effective methods of treatment, including detoxification vs. maintenance medications, as well as behavioral therapies How to deal with relapses and how to thrive despite OUD Plus a chapter tailored to families with crucial, potentially life-saving information, such as how to select the best treatment program, manage medications, and reverse an overdose.

Natural Therapies for Overcoming Opioid Dependency

Natural Therapies for Overcoming Opioid Dependency Book
Author : Catherine Browne
Publisher : Storey Publishing
Release : 2018-11-13
ISBN : 1635861160
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With opioid dependency at epidemic levels, Catherine Browne, a doctor of acupuncture and Oriental medicine, provides an accessible and practical guide to the effective use of natural therapies in helping people wean off opioids, manage withdrawal symptoms, and address pain without opioids. Drawing on her extensive clinical experience, Dr. Browne explains how Chinese medicine, acupuncture and acupressure, herbs, essential oils, nutritional supplements, meditation, and exercise can be used to address addiction and restore the body to optimal functioning. Individuals and families who are struggling with addiction, as well as medical practitioners and holistic healthcare professionals, will find help and encouragement in Dr. Browne’s detailed protocols and advice for integrating natural therapies with traditional medical treatment. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.

Treatments for Opioid Addiction

Treatments for Opioid Addiction Book
Author : Amy Sterling Casil
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-08-15
ISBN : 9781422243855
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Until the 1960s, when methadone was introduced to help heroin addicts overcome the painful symptoms of drug withdrawal, treatment for opioid addiction mainly involved quitting "cold turkey." Advances in the understanding of how opioids affect the central nervous system and body have led to more effective treatments that often combine medication with behavioral therapy and family support to promote long-lasting healing and recovery. There is hope for people addicted to opioids, although many experts feel that more treatment centers and education are needed. Opioids are psychoactive drugs derived from the opium poppy, such as heroin or morphine, or synthetic versions that mimic their effects, such as fentanyl or oxycodone. The series Opioid Education: Devastation and the Grip on Society examines various aspects of opioid use and treatment in the United States and the rest of the world. The purpose of this series is to provide young readers with a greater understanding of the ongoing opioid crisis.

A Concise Guide to Opioid Addiction for Counselors

A Concise Guide to Opioid Addiction for Counselors Book
Author : Kevin G. Alderson,Samuel T. Gladding
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2020-10-12
ISBN : 1119783585
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This brief, evidence-based guide is ideal for busy mental health professionals helping clients with opioid use disorders (OUDs). It examines the devastating global impact caused by opioids and is replete with information and resources that can be immediately applied to addiction work. The authors’ pragmatic, strengths-based approach to treatment is based on a collaborative counselor-client working alliance to achieve client readiness for change, moderation, and abstinence. Topics discussed include current research on risk and protective factors, OUD assessment and diagnosis, the ethical and legal issues particular to addiction work, medication-assisted treatment, physical and psychological interventions for pain management, and the necessity of interdisciplinary care. In addition, Drs. Alderson and Gladding provide a number of counseling approaches and treatment options that consider work with women, youth, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, veterans, older adults, people with disabilities, individuals in the criminal justice system, and rural residents. Five useful appendices conclude the book, including a listing of 20 opioid drugs in descending order of potency; common ICD-10, ICD-10-CM, and ICD-11 codes; and a glossary of terms and abbreviations. About the Authors Kevin G. Alderson, PhD, is professor emeritus of counseling psychology from the University of Calgary. He is an editorial board member of the Journal of Alcoholism, Drug Abuse & Substance Dependence and the Austin Journal of Drug Abuse and Addiction, as well as the editor of the Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Samuel T. Gladding, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University and the author of numerous, best selling counseling texts. *Requests for digital versions from ACA can be found on www.wiley.com. *To purchase print copies, please visit the ACA website here *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]

COMORBIDITY OF IATROGENIC ADDICTION TO SEDATIVE HYPNOTICS AND OPIOIDS INTEGRATED DETOXIFICATION DRIVEN BY SERUM BZD MONITORING SERMONIDE THE PILOT STUDY

COMORBIDITY OF IATROGENIC ADDICTION TO SEDATIVE HYPNOTICS AND OPIOIDS  INTEGRATED DETOXIFICATION  DRIVEN BY SERUM BZD MONITORING  SERMONIDE    THE PILOT STUDY Book
Author : Urszula Cieu015blak
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Background and aims: Parallel benzodiazepine (BZD) and opioid addiction is observed not only in polydrug users, but is common in basic practice. The resulting persisting withdrawal symptoms (many similar for both addictions) often dominate over primary ailments, but the former could be eliminated by detoxification. As sequential treatment significantly delays patient-perceived improvement, it was investigated whether the similarities between BZDs and opioids allow integration of both detoxifications into a single procedure. Methods: 26 BZD- and opioid-addicted patients (tramadol 100-2000 (med 757), or codeine 30-600mg/d (med. 140)), iatrogenic non-oncological cases, underwent a serum-BZD monitored detoxification (SERMONIDE), originally developed for treatment of the BZD-addiction alone (described elsewhere). After switching to long-acting substitutes: diazepam (SERMONIDE standard) and tramadol slow-release (if needed), tramadol was tapered first, with serum-BZD kept stable, in some part utilizing the window of SERMONIDE accumulation-control stage. The treatment progressed then, as the standard SERMONIDE BZD-elimination stage. Results: Parallel to the BZD-satiation with diazepam, the additional substitution by tramadol slow-release, if applied, was well tolerated. The loading dose of tramadol was 0-700 mg/d (med.265mg), with 9 (35%) patients not demanding opioid substitution. Tramadol tapering lasted 4-20 (med. 8) days, with light to moderate withdrawal symptoms. Total integrated treatment duration was 32-72 (med. 51) days vs. 28-83 (med. 47) days for SERMONIDE in addicted to BZDs only. Conclusions: BZD meaningfully alleviate opioid withdrawal symptoms, reducing the need/scale of opioid substitution. Presumed action pathways common for both drug groups allow the drug discontinuation in an integrated process.

Opioids

Opioids Book
Author : Maia Dolphin-Krute
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018-10-04
ISBN : 9781947447837
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An epidemic is a feeling set within time as much as it is a matter of statistics and epidemiology: it is the feeling of many of us desperately in the same place at the same time. Opioid epidemic thus names a present historic and historical moment centered on the substance of opioids as much as it names the urgency of all of us who are currently in proximity to these substances. What is the relationship between these historic and historical moments, the present moment, the history of pharmacological capitalism and a set of repeated neurological activities and human loss and desire that has fueled the exponential rise in the rates of opioid use and abuse between 2000-2018? Opioids: Addiction, Narrative, Freedom is an auto-ethnography written from deep within-biologically within-this opioid epidemic. Tracing opioids around and through the bodies, governmental, and medical structures they are moving and being moved through, Opioids is an examination of what it means to live within an environment saturated with a substance of deep economic, political, neuroscientific, and pharmacological implications. From exploring media coverage of the epidemic and emerging medical narratives of addiction to detailing the legal inscription of differences between "pain patients" and people addicted to drugs, Opioids consistently asks: what is it like to live within an epidemic? What forms of freedom become possible when continually modulated by our physical experiences the material proximities of an epidemic? How do you live with something for a long time?

The Opioid Fix

The Opioid Fix Book
Author : Barbara Andraka-Christou
Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
Release : 2020-04-21
ISBN : 1421437651
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Validating the experience of hundreds of thousands of Americans, The Opioid Fix sounds a loud call for policy reforms that will help put lifesaving drugs into the hands of those who need them the most.

Addiction Free Naturally

Addiction Free Naturally Book
Author : Brigitte Mars
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2020-10-20
ISBN : 1644111128
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A guide to designing a personal program to break your addictions safely, gently, and naturally • Shares herbs, supplements, natural remedies, and alternative practices that can help liberate you from habitual substance use, ease the withdrawal period, cleanse the body of toxins, and combat depression, anxiety, fatigue, and stress • Offers specific advice and remedies for individual addictive substances and behaviors, including sugar, caffeine, alcohol, opioids, tobacco, and tranquilizers • Explores the potential of psychedelic therapy for overcoming addiction and addresses how cannabis can be of benefit for recovery, without being misused Addiction affects more people than any other disease. Breaking a habit can be ­daunting--it’s hard to know where to begin beyond quitting “cold turkey.” But just as habits can be acquired, they can be broken. Others have done it, and so can you! In this holistic guide to beating addiction, Brigitte Mars details how to replace negative habits and behaviors with positive healthy ones and safely support your body, mind, and spirit for a successful recovery. The author shares specific herbs, supplements, homeopathic remedies, flower essences, behavioral therapy, and alternative practices, such as meditation and yoga, that can help liberate you from habitual substance use and ease the withdrawal period as well as methods for cleansing the body of toxins and healthy ways to combat depression, anxiety, fatigue, and stress. She looks in depth at individual addictive substances and behaviors, including sugar, caffeine, alcohol, opioids, tobacco, and tranquilizers, offering specific advice and remedies for each. She shows how each technique can be used in conjunction with conventional therapies, such as psychotherapy, methadone, or Alcoholics Anonymous. Drawing on recent research, she also explores the enormous potential of psychedelic therapy for overcoming addiction and, with the spreading legalization of cannabis, she addresses how this plant can be of benefit for recovery, without being misused. Offering advice on designing a personal program to break your addictions, the author also shows how to use natural remedies to maintain your new energy and vitality as you walk the road to recovery.

The Addiction Solution

The Addiction Solution Book
Author : Lloyd Sederer
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2018-05-08
ISBN : 1501179462
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A groundbreaking, “timely and well-written” (Booklist, starred review) guide to addiction from a psychiatrist and public health doctor, offering practical, proven solutions for individuals, families, and communities dealing with substance use and abuse. Written with warmth, accessibility, and vast authority, The Addiction Solution is a practical guide through the world of drug use and abuse and addiction treatment. Here, Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, brings together scientific and clinical knowledge, policy suggestions, and case studies to describe our current drug crisis and establish a clear path forward to recovery and health. In a time when so many people are affected by the addiction epidemic, when 142 people die of overdoses every day in the United States, principally from opioids, Sederer’s decades of wisdom and clinical experience are needed more than ever before. With a timely focus on opioids, Sederer takes us through the proven essentials of addiction treatment and explains why so many of our current policies, like the lingering remnants of the War on Drugs, fail to help drug users, their families, and their wider communities. He identifies a key insight, often overlooked in popular and professional writing about addiction and its treatment: namely, that people who use drugs do so to meet specific needs, and that drugs may be the best solution those people currently have. Writing with generosity and empathy about the many Americans who use illicit and prescribed substances, Sederer lays out specific, evidence-based, researched solutions to the prevention and problems of drug use, including exercise, medications, therapy, recovery programs, and community services. “Comprehensive…well-informed and accessible” (Kirkus Reviews), The Addiction Solution provides invaluable help, comfort, and hope.

Addiction and Opiates

Addiction and Opiates Book
Author : Alfred Ray Lindesmith
Publisher : Transaction Publishers
Release : 2008-03-01
ISBN : 0202364089
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This classic study is concerned with addiction to opiate-type drugs and their synthetic equivalents. Lindesmith proposes and systematically elaborates a rational, general theoretical account of the nature of the experiences which generate the addict's characteristic craving for drugs. While this theoretical position has obvious implications for addictions that resemble opiate addiction in that they also involve drugs which produce physical dependence and withdrawal distress, the author does not extend the theory to these other forms of addiction, such as alcoholism. The central theoretical problem is posed by the fact that some persons who experience the effects of opiate-type drugs and use them for a period sufficient to establish physical dependence do not become addicts, while others under what appear to be the same conditions, do become addicted. The focus of theoretical attention is on those aspects of addiction which may reasonably he regarded as basic or essential in the sense that they are invariably manifested by all types of addicts regardless of place, time, method of use, social class, and other similar variable circumstances. Lindesmith then makes a brief statement of a view of current public policy concerning addiction in the United States reform which, it is believed, would substantially reduce the evils now associated with addiction and the large illicit traffic in drugs. He interviews approximately fifty addicts over a fairly extended period of time sufficient to establish an informal, friendly relationship of mutual trust. The attempt to account for the differential reactions among drug users requires specification of the circumstances under which physical dependence results in addiction and in the absence of which it does not. It also requires careful consideration of the meaning of "addiction," spelled out in terms of behavior and attitudes characteristic of opiate addicts everywhere. This book strives to understand these aspects of addiction with the ultimate goal of understanding the factors which create its foundations. Alfred R. Lindesmith (1905-1991) was professor of sociology at Indiana University and was one of the first scholars to provide a well-researched account on the subject of addiction. He believed that opiate addiction was based on dramatic shifts of an individual's mental and motivation states.