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1st Edition

AIDS and Substance Abuse

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ISBN 9780918393593
Published May 20, 1988 by Routledge
206 Pages

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Book Description

The relationship between AIDS and chemical dependency is explored in this timely book. Experts examine the role of alcohol and other drugs in the AIDS epidemic and suggest guidelines to chemical dependency professionals for halting the spread of the disease. They also offer insights into whether some drugs alter the immune system, whether drugs and alcohol play a role in predisposing some people to AIDS, and whether there are neurological, psychiatric, and medical differences between those who get the disease and those who don't. This challenging volume addresses some controversial issues, including mandatory AIDS testing, public health issues, the current and future trends of AIDS, and the legal, moral, and ethical implications of AIDS on chemical dependency programs.

Table of Contents

Contents The Impact of AIDS on the Chemical Dependency Field

  • Should There Be HIV Testing in Chemical Dependency Treatment Programs?
  • To Test or Not to Test: The Value of Routine Testing for Antibodies to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • AIDS Update--1987
  • Alcohol and Drugs as Co-Factors for AIDS
  • The Prevention of HIV Infection Associated With Drug and Alcohol Use During Sexual Activity
  • Heterosexual Contacts of Intravenous Drug Abusers: Implications for the Next Spread of the AIDS Epidemic
  • Sterile Needles and the Epidemic of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome: Issues for Drug Abuse Treatment and Public Health
  • Neurocognitive Impairment in Alcoholics: Review and Comparison With Cognitive Impairment Due to AIDS
  • The Response of State Agencies to AIDS, Addiction, and Alcoholism
  • Treatment of Substance Abuse in Patients With HIV Infection
  • Current and Future Trends in AIDS in New York City
  • The Role of Substance Abuse Professionals in the AIDS Epidemic
  • Selective Guide to Current Reference Sources: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and Chemical Dependency
  • Reference Notes Included

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