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 Abuse

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

Drug Abuse

Essays discuss varying opinions surrounding drug abuse, including the factors leading to drug abuse, treatment programs, and the legalization of drugs.

Drug Abuse Prevention

A School and Community Partnership

This is one of the only texts available that offers a holistic approach to planning and implementing drug abuse prevention.

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.

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 Use and Abuse

DRUG USE AND ABUSE takes an interdisciplinary approach in its coverage of current drug issues. It weaves psychological, historical, cultural, social, 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.

Socialization in Drug Abuse

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.

Drug Abuse

An Introduction

This comprehensive and balanced book covers the history, policy, and theory of drug use to give readers a full overview and understanding of the subject. Both highly informative and full of current data, this book is also approachable. -- The table of contents has been revised for a more logical sequence. -- For added readability, the author has reduced redundancy across the chapters, including the number of quotes and boxes throughout. -- Hot topics include the latest information on drug abuse treatments, the impact of drugs on our society, policy implications, and the criminal justice system responses.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the Affluent

This provocative volume addresses the problem of alcohol and drug abuse among the affluent. Experts explore the prevalence and patterns of abuse among the “privileged.” Important and revealing data is examined concerning the appropriateness of existing forms of treatment and the effectiveness of the therapeutic process. Topics of particular interest and timeliness include drug use among affluent adolescents, cocaine use and abuse, and the increasing incidence of substance abuse among physicians.

The Family Therapy of Drug Abuse and Addiction

The Family Therapy of Drug Abuse and Addiction

Prescription Drug Abuse

Discusses how prescription drugs are abused, how to recognize this problem in parents and friends, and how to seek help.

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Overcomming Sexual Abuse

Substance Abuse

Prevention of Child Abuse

Sexual Abuse

Domestic Abuse

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Ending Child Abuse

Celebrate Recovery

A 12-step program for all hurts, habits, and hang ups that include but are not limited to:
* alcohol and drug addictions
* physical, sexual and emotional abuse
* anger, food addictions, sexual addictions

Program location:
Burlington
* Compass Point Bible Church

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.

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 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

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.).







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)

Recovery Centre (The)

Private centre focused on the treatment of various forms of trauma, PTSD and Operational Stress Injuries. A variety of treatment modalities are personalized to meet the each individual's need and goals. Treatment modalities include CBT, Critical Incident Interventions, Hypnotherapy, EMDR, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Somatic Experience Treatment and other affect regulation strategies. Payment options explored with clients.

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.

Native Women's Centre - Honouring the Circle - Transitional Housing Support Program - 21 Rosedene Ave

Offers transitional housing in supportive housing units administered by the Native Women’s Centre. The supportive housing facility is geared towards aboriginal women and children who have been victims of violence.

McMaster Children's Hospital - Child Advocacy and Assessment Program (CAAP) - Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, Level 4

Offers assessment and consultation services, including:

* Child maltreatment assessment and impact of maltreatment assessment
* Parenting capacity assessment
* Intervention services (psychoeducation, counselling, treatment, etc.) for children and their parents/caregivers where a child has experienced some form of maltreatment (sexual, physical, emotional abuse, or neglect)
* Educational services