This newly revised and expanded edition of Women's Drug and Substance Abuse: A Comprehensive Analysis and Reflective Synthesis offers a unique analysis and synthesis of theory, empirical research, and clinical guidance for treating substance abuse among young, middle-aged, and older women of various racial and sociocultural backgrounds in the United States, 2000 to 2018. This text uses the most current research findings to examine the actions and effects of drugs, women’s patterns of medical and personal use and abuse, and common mental disorders associated with drug use. The authors also present their own empirically-based assessment model as well as prevention and treatment approaches specifically designed for women. Also included in the text is a comprehensive, cross-referenced subject index. Clear, comprehensive, accessible, and fully referenced, this book will be an invaluable resource for students and for professionals in all health and social care disciplines. Women's Drug and Substance Abuse is the 18th clinical pharmacology text that the Pagliaros have written over the past 40 years and is the 6th that deals exclusively with drug and substance abuse.
"This amazing book is packed with invaluable information! Its accessible, narrative style provides a seamless overview of theories and current qualitative and quantitative research. The authors critique perspectives and provide information that contributes substantially to our understanding of drug and substance abuse, and to perspectives that guide treatment decisions designed specifically for women. It is an extremely well-written text, by authoritative authors in the field, and packed with useful figures and tables throughout. Women's Drug and Substance Abuse is an essential tool for all who are concerned about women's health and well-being. Health and social care professionals should not be without it."
Janice M. Morse, PhD, professor, Barnes Presidential Chair, University of Utah College of Nursing
"This text provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis of drugs and substances currently abused by women. Each drug and substance is described by its pharmacological properties, physiological reactions, toxicities, and psychological effects in the context of cultural and social milieu. The text will be relevant to physicians, medical residents, emergency medical technicians, social workers, counselors, and psychologists. Prescription drugs are also identified by their ‘street’ names. A treatment model illustrates the challenging and complex nature of the recovery process."
S. Hunka, BEd, MEd, PhD, Distinguished University Professor (retired), University of Alberta
"WOMEN MATTER! Highlighting new trends in pharmacological treatment, psychological/counseling, 12-step, and gender-specific approaches, readers are challenged to meet the individual needs of women as they select treatment options and struggle to meet the challenges of long-term recovery. Critically important, this work will be a welcome addition to research literature, not only for frontline workers and academics, but also policy makers who seek real solutions for women whose lives are shattered by drug and substance abuse."
Rebecca C. Martell, CACII, RCS, Clinical Associate, Occupational Performance Analysis Unit (OPAU), Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Alberta
About the Authors, Acknowledgements, Preface and Introduction 1. Women’s Opiate Analgesic Abuse 2. Women’s Alcohol Abuse 3. Women’s Prescription Sedative-Hypnotic Abuse 4. Women’s Caffeine and Nicotine Abuse 5. Women’s Amphetamine and Cocaine Abuse 6. Women’s Psychodelic Abuse 7. Identifying Women’s Contemporaneous Diagnoses 8. Preventing and Treating Women’s Drug and Substance Abuse Index