By offering unique analysis and synthesis of theory, empirical research, and clinical guidance in an up-to-date and unbiased context, this book assists health and social care professionals in understanding the use of drugs and substances of abuse by children and adolescents.
A comprehensive reference for health and social care professionals, the book identifies and corrects related false narratives and, with the use of the authors’ combined experience of over 70 years of clinical and academic experience in drug and substance abuse, provides current pharmacotherapeutic and psychotherapeutic approaches for the treatment of alcohol or other dependence or use disorders among children and adolescents. The book also provides a useful reference for identifying brand/trade and street names of the drugs and substances of abuse commonly used by children and adolescents. Also included is a comprehensive, cross-referenced subject index.
Clear, comprehensive, accessible, and fully referenced, this book will be an invaluable resource for professionals and students who aim to treat children and adolescents. Child and Adolescent Drug and Substance Abuse is the 19th clinical pharmacology and therapeutic text that the Pagliaros have written over the past 40 years and is the sixth that deals exclusively with drug and substance abuse.
Table of Contents
1. Alcohol 2. Amphetamines and Cocaine 3. Caffeine and Nicotine 4. Cannabis and Other Psychodelics 5. Prescription Opiate Analgesics and Heroin 6. Prescription Sedative-Hypnotics Index
Louis A. Pagliaro is Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta, and Co-Director of the Substance Abusology and Clinical Parmacology Research Group. He was formerly a tenured, full professor in the Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Psychology, as well as in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, at the University of Alberta where he taught and supervised undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of drug and substance abuse and the biological basis of both clinical pharmacology and clinical psychology for over 30 years.
Ann Marie Pagliaro is Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta, and Co-Director of the Substance Abusology and Clinical Pharmacology Research Group. She was formerly a tenured, full professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta where she taught and supervised undergraduate and graduate students in the clinical treatment of drug and substance dependence or use disorders and the epistemology of drug and substance abuse.