Addiction Essentials: The Go-To Guide for Clinicians and by Carlton K. Erickson

By Carlton K. Erickson

No matter if it’s to caffeine, nicotine, or alcohol, many people be afflicted by at the very least one dependancy. Carlton okay. Erickson offers a finished evaluation of many of the different types of addictions—covering either substance and nonsubstance addictions similar to playing, web use, and video games—and their analysis and therapy. This booklet sheds mild upon the organic and environmental elements that reason dependancy, stories some of the different types of substance and nonsubstance addictions, and gives clinicians and sufferers desire for recovery.

Erickson examines alcohol, medications that velocity us up, medicinal drugs that gradual us down, and the way to acknowledge addictive behavior—such as workout and videogame addiction—which can be much less visible. different themes coated comprise alcohol and different drug pharmacology, neurophysiology of mind pathways, alcohol and drug interactions, adolescent drug use, drug use adjustments via gender and tradition, and visible symptoms of drug use. Erickson provides numerous healing equipment for addressing habit, together with pharmacological interventions, person or staff remedy, twelve-step courses, and remedy regarding kin. ultimately, he displays at the involvement of kinfolk and the dangers and outcomes of relapse.

Written through one of many country’s best habit experts, this obtainable, complete ebook, is a go-to reference in your questions about habit, and a pleasant creation to the analysis and treatment plans.

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