Drug Abuse

Drug abuse does not refer to just illegal drugs and narcotics. A dependency on any form of drug, including prescription and over the counter drugs, with harmful or negative side effects can be considered drug abuse. Often, those who abuse drugs may not realize how dependent they are. That’s because repeated drug use can cause changes in the brain, which affects self-control and inhibit a person’s ability to resist intense urges to take drugs. It becomes a physical condition in the body and many people cannot stop their drug use despite wanting to. Drug abuse can be scary and isolating, for both the person taking the drugs, as well as their family, friends and loved ones. It can also have serious health and well-being consequences, affecting work, family, money, and school, as well as have long-lasting legal consequences. We are here to help. If you aren’t sure if drug use has turned into abuse, or if you have questions or concerns about drug addiction, please click on the resources listed below.

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Drug Use and Abuse

DRUG USE AND ABUSE, 8th Edition, takes an interdisciplinary approach in its coverage of current drug issues. It weaves historical, social, psychological, cultural, biological, and medical perspectives -- emphasizing the idea that a drug's effects depend not only on its properties, but also on the biological and psychological characteristics of its user. This theme is highlighted throughout, and is prominent in discussions of the individual classes of drugs, as well as in the chapters on pharmacology and psychopharmacology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Drug Abuse Prevention

Using an evidence-based approach, Drug Abuse Prevention: A School and Community Partnership, Third Edition teaches students and practitioners the important concepts and skills needed to design effective drug prevention programs. Written to cover more than just the facts about drugs, this text provides a background of drug use and abuse, presents the principles and skills of prevention, with particular focus on adolescents and school settings, and reinforces the importance of schools forming community partnerships with key institutions and the application of policy tools to enhance the impact of education alone. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Drug Abuse

Describes drug abuse, the effects on the body, mind, and emotions, and when abuse becomes an addiction.

Pathways of Addiction

Opportunities in Drug Abuse Research

Drug abuse persists as one of the most costly and contentious problems on the nation's agenda. Pathways of Addiction meets the need for a clear and thoughtful national research agenda that will yield the greatest benefit from today's limited resources. The committee makes its recommendations within the public health framework and incorporates diverse fields of inquiry and a range of policy positions. It examines both the demand and supply aspects of drug abuse. Pathways of Addiction offers a fact-filled, highly readable examination of drug abuse issues in the United States, describing findings and outlining research needs in the areas of behavioral and neurobiological foundations of drug abuse. The book covers the epidemiology and etiology of drug abuse and discusses several of its most troubling health and social consequences, including HIV, violence, and harm to children. Pathways of Addiction looks at the efficacy of different prevention interventions and the many advances that have been made in treatment research in the past 20 years. The book also examines drug treatment in the criminal justice setting and the effectiveness of drug treatment under managed care. The committee advocates systematic study of the laws by which the nation attempts to control drug use and identifies the research questions most germane to public policy. Pathways of Addiction provides a strategic outline for wise investment of the nation's research resources in drug abuse. This comprehensive and accessible volume will have widespread relevance--to policymakers, researchers, research administrators, foundation decisionmakers, healthcare professionals, faculty and students, and concerned individuals.

Clinical Supervision in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling

Principles, Models, Methods

"The perfect handbook for the clinical supervisor." —Nancy Waite-O’Brien, director, Education and Training,Betty Ford Center "An outstanding contribution to the professional well-being ofthe addiction field." —Thomas McGovern, editor, Addiction TreatmentQuarterly "Forever useful." —S. Beckett, education and training coordinator, NationalAssociation of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors

Acute Drug Abuse Emergencies

A Treatment Manual

Acute Drug Abuse Emergencies: A Treatment Manual presents the most commonly encountered drug abuse emergencies. This book discusses how various drug-related conditions should be managed by practicing physicians and all those who are dealing with drug abusers. Organized into nine parts encompassing 28 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the various emergency drug reactions, including behavioral disturbances, organ malfunction, central nervous system depression, exacerbation of pre-existing illness, or combinations. This text then examines the profile of a typical heroin overdose victim. Other chapters consider severe poisoning due to nonbarbiturate sedative overdosage. This book discusses as well the types of adverse reactions to marihuana and the dangers of marihuana use. The final chapter deals with the ease of synthesis and the potency of arylcyclohexylamines as a mind-altering drug. This book is a valuable resource for toxicologists, emergency room physicians, and nurses. Readers who are dealing with drug abusers will also find this book extremely useful.

Addiction and the Medical Complications of Drug Abuse

Extracted from the Drug Abuse Handbook, 2nd edition, to give you just the information you need at an affordable price. Addiction and the Medical Complications of Drug Abuse explores the physiological and psychological phenomenon of addiction including the nature of dependence, the dependence potential of drugs, and the importance of motivation. Contributions analyze the practice of substitute prescribing and detail the immediate and long term benefits of their use in maintenance or controlled withdrawal from opioids, stimulants, and benzodiazepines. It considers the use of methadone, buprenorphine, adrenergic agonists, and naltrexone for detoxification. Practitioners will benefit from the expert instruction on the management of common comorbidities, including diagnosis and pharmaceutical treatment of psychological disorders. Additional information covers the physiological effects of each drug and the emergency management of several drug related disorders such as psychosis, seizures, stroke, hyperthermia, and cardiac crisis. With 29 tables and figures, expert data and extensive references, this is an indispensable book for anyone in the field of addiction or emergency medicine.

Socialization in Drug Abuse

Medical Toxicology of Drug Abuse

Synthesized Chemicals and Psychoactive Plants

This book provides a broad reference covering important drugs of abuse including amphetamines, opiates, and steroids. It also covers psychoactive plants such as caffeine, peyote, and psilocybin. It provides chemical structures, analytical methods, clinical features, and treatments of these drugs of abuse, serving as a highly useful, in-depth supplement to a general medical toxicology book. The style allows for the easy application of the contents to searchable databases and other electronic products, making this an essential resource for practitioners in medical toxicology, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, pharmaceuticals, environmental organizations, pathology, and related fields.

Drug Abuse A-Z

Provides definitions for over 1000 drugs and drug-related terms. Discusses street, prescription, and over-the-counter drugs, and describes the special equipment and vocabulary of the drug culture.

Drugs of Abuse

Accessible guide for healthcare professionals offers data on drug abuse. Updated edition includes material on gamma hydroxbutyrate and the Internet as an information resource. Also discusses LSD, OTC, cannabis, opioids, performance-enhancing drugs, and volatile substances.

Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation

A Practical Planning and Implementation Guide

This guide (also known as the Drug abuse treatment toolkit) is designed to be a practical resource for Governments, policy planners, service commissioners and treatment providers. Topics include: developing a strategic framework for treatment; assessing treatment needs; effective treatment and rehabilitation services; developing and implementing treatment services; effective integration of treatment services; and monitoring treatment activity and outcome.

drug addiction

Overcomming Sexual Abuse

Substance Abuse

Prevention of Child Abuse

Domestic Abuse

Sexual Abuse

Ending Child Abuse

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre - Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Program

Provides preventative services, intake/intervention, assessment and treatment, planning and education awareness programs in the areas of alcohol, drug and solvent abuse using a holistic approach.

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre - Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Program

Provides preventative services, intake/intervention, assessment and treatment, planning and education awareness programs in the areas of alcohol, drug and solvent abuse using a holistic approach.

Halton Regional Police Service - Elder Abuse Enquiries / Reporting - Oakville - North Service Rd - Headquarters

Working in partnership with community service agencies, the HRPS' Elder Services Unit responds and assists seniors and their families in a number of key areas, including:

* issues of neglect
* financial abuse
* physical and/or psychological mistreatment

To deter and prevent the perpetuation of crime against seniors living and working in the community, the Halton Regional Police Service Elder Service's Unit offers a series of topical presentations to older adults, their families and service providers.

HRPS' Elder Services Unit consists of three Seniors Crime Investigators, an Elder Services Coordinator, District Community Response Officers and the Victim Services Unit.

Catholic Family Services of Hamilton - Woman Abuse Program

Offers trauma informed support to women and children who have been exposed to abuse, violence and/or trauma within a non-judgmental, inclusive environment in which they can increase their knowledge and understanding of woman abuse, and explore the options, resources and supports available.

Services offered:
Woman Abuse Counselling
Children's Counselling
Partner Assault Response (PAR)
Learning Effective Anti-Violence in Families (LEAF)

Catholic Family Services of Hamilton - Elder Abuse / Neglect

Provides intensive case coordination with an in-depth, personalized, flexible and creative approach. Specializes in elder abuse, including physical, psychological/verbal, financial, neglect or self-neglect. Service is free and confidential.

Nina's Place - Regional Sexual Assault / Domestic Violence Care Centre - Joseph Brant Hospital

If you are in immediate danger call 911;
* If you have experienced sexual assault or domestic violence within the past 12 days, go to Joseph Brant Hospital Emergency Dept and ask for Nina's Place
* If your assault was greater than 12 days but less than 2 years, and you would like counselling, contact the Nina's Place trauma informed Social Worker at 905-681-4880

A sexual assault/domestic violence crisis centre providing specialized health care to any survivor who has experienced a recent sexual assault (within the past 12 days) and/or domestic violence
* specially-trained nurses are on call Mon-Sun 24 hours

Major services:
* a physical exam and treatment of any physical injuries
* testing and prevention for possible pregnancy
* testing and preventive treatment of sexually transmitted infections
* crisis intervention
* risk assessment and safety planning
* documentation and/or photographing of any injuries
* collection of forensic evidence of the assault for 6-month storage or immediate release to police
* providing information about navigating the legal system and reporting options
* follow-up medical care, counselling and referral to community agencies
* links to community resources such as Halton Region Sexual Health Clinic, Halton Women's Place, Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services (SAVIS)
* a sensitivity to race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and/or abilities of individuals will be maintained

* support, welcome, and advocate for survivors of all genders, sexualities, races, abilities, religions, and cultural backgrounds
* clients may consent to all or parts of the offered care options
* clients have the choice whether to involve the police or not

Halton Women's Place - Emergency Shelter and Crisis Services - Burlington and Milton - Unpublished

Major Services:
* 24 hour crisis lines for abused women
* safe shelter accommodation, food, and basic personal items for a maximum of 8 weeks for abused women and their dependent children
* individual and/or supportive group counselling at the shelter
* community agency information and referral when necessary
* court support for interim custody and restraining orders
* children's services
* emergency transportation to shelter, if necessary
* depart planning
* advocacy and public education around ending violence against women
* transitional support program
* accepts donations of goods for those in the shelter and those moving from the shelter to permanent housing (see list of needs here).

Family Court Support Worker Program
* information on the family court process
* assistance in preparing for family court proceedings (documenting history of abuse, accessing Legal Aid)
* referral to specialized services and supports in the community
* safety planning
* court accompaniment to proceedings when appropriate

Schools programs
* Healthy Relationships = Healthy Communities program, for Grades 1 to 12, addresses students in an age-appropriate manner about healthy friendships, bullying and abuse, and domestic violence
* EngageMENt 'male ally' program is a conversation-based 8-week program led by a male facilitator that guides male students through discussion around popular and sports culture, through a gender lens, and discusses what 'healthy masculinity' means, wrapping up by planning an experiential or service learning initiative (participants may receive up to 15 volunteer hours toward their Community Involvement requirement)

Good Shepherd Centres - Transitional Housing and Support Program - Women's Services

A program for women (and their children) who are survivors of violence and abuse, support workers will assist women in accessing services required to establish violence and abuse-free lives in their community.

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre - Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Program

Fosters healing and wellness with a focus on reducing family violence, promoting healthy lifestyles, and providing culture-based programming and healing.
Member agency of Support Services Network for Male Survivors in Ontario.
Programs include:
Kids Grievance
anger management
One to One Support
Monthly Socials
Healthy Relationships
I Am A Kind Man
Kids Cooking
Women's Drum Group
Kids Drumming Group
FASD Talking Circles
Youth Programming Daily

Thrive Child and Youth Trauma Services - Child and Youth Trauma Services Program

Program offers comprehensive assessment and specialized intervention and treatment for : children and youth up to age 18 who have been sexually victimized; children under 12 concerning sexual behaviour; and children under 12 who have engaged in intrafamilial sexual abuse (e.g. siblings, cousins etc.).

Children's Aid Society of Hamilton

Protects children from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and harm under a mandate from The Child and Family Services Act of Ontario.

Good Shepherd Centres - Learning Effective Anti-Violence in Families - Mary's Place

Program is aimed at children who witness domestic violence/woman abuse and provides women and children with a safe place to discuss the impact of abuse on their lives.