Substance Abuse: Influences, Treatment Options and Health Effects


Tanya Reid (Editor)

Series: Substance Abuse Assessment, Interventions and Treatment
BISAC: PSY038000

This book discusses the influences, treatment options and health effects of substance abuse. Chapter One examines the phenomenon of alcoholism and alcoholic psychoses in Russia from the late Soviet to post-Soviet period. Chapter Two studies the validity and reliability of alcohol use data collected via the Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (MTurk), a commonly used tool for social science research. Chapter Three assesses and compares certain parameters of sexual functioning in patients with alcohol dependence syndrome. Chapter Four summarizes the results of two double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot studies conducted in order to evaluate the efficacy of mirtazapine for the treatment of persons with comorbid major depressive disorder and alcohol use disorder (MDD/AUD). Chapter Five presents a re-offense prevention program which specifically addresses the participant’s social network composition. Chapter Six reviews the epidemiology of the hepatitis B virus infection among non-injecting drug users. Chapter Seven discusses the macro- and micro-level factors that influence the emergence and sustainability of recovery high schools (RHS) and conclude that both grassroots advocates and policy-makers must consider the myriad ecological forces and their influence on the development of particular recovery support programs. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Alcoholism and Alcoholic Psychoses in Russia
Y. E. Razvodovsky (Grodno State Medical University, Grodno, Belarus)

Chapter 2. Evidence for the Validity and Reliability of Alcohol Use Data Collected Via Amazon’s Mechanical Turk
Miji Um, Alexandra R. Hershberger, J. Davis Vander Veen, and Melissa A. Cyders (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA)

Chapter 3. Improvement in Attitudes towards Sexuality Regarding Treated Patients with Alcohol Dependence Syndrome
Aleš Friedl (Psihiatrična bolnišnica Ormož, Ormož, Ormož, Slovenia)

Chapter 4. Assessing Mirtazapine as a Possible Treatment Option in Comorbid Major Depression/Alcohol Use Disorder: Two Pilot Studies
Jack R. Cornelius, Ihsan M. Salloum, Antoine Douaihy, Tammy Chung, Jody Glance, Julie Kmiec, Maribeth A. Wesesky, Douglas Fitzgerald, and Levent Kirisci (University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

Chapter 5. Beating the Scene: A Re-Offense Prevention Program for Delinquents Suffering from Substance Use Disorders
Ron van Outsem, Inforsa-Arkin, Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

Chapter 6. Epidemiology of Hepatitis B Virus Infection among Non-Injecting Drug Users in the State of Pará, Brazilian Amazon
Izadora R. Gaspar, Maria J. O. Magalhães, Viviane A. Sousa, Jairo A. A. Castro, Carlos E. M. Amaral, Renata B. Hermes, Marcelo L. Pinheiro, Luciana M. C. Maradei-Pereira, José Alexandre R. Lemos, and Aldemir B. Oliveira-Filho (Institute for Coastal Studies, Federal University of Pará, Bragança PA, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 7. Exploring the Policy Context of Recovery High Schools: A Case Study of Schools in Minnesota and Massachusetts
Andrew J. Finch, Holly L. Karakos and Emily A. Hennessy (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA, and others)



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