Manual of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Guidelines for Teaching in Medical and Health Institutions

  • Awni Arif
  • Joseph Westermeyer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction and Definitions

    1. Awni Arif, Joseph Westermeyer
      Pages 1-6
  3. Teaching Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Awni Arif, Joseph Westermeyer
      Pages 9-33
  4. The Problem and Its Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Awni Arif, Joseph Westermeyer
      Pages 37-52
    3. Awni Arif, Joseph Westermeyer
      Pages 53-80
    4. Awni Arif, Joseph Westermeyer
      Pages 81-93
    5. Awni Arif, Joseph Westermeyer
      Pages 95-115
  5. Pharmacological Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Awni Arif, Joseph Westermeyer
      Pages 119-163
  6. Diagnosis and Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Awni Arif, Joseph Westermeyer
      Pages 167-191
    3. Awni Arif, Joseph Westermeyer
      Pages 193-210
    4. Awni Arif, Joseph Westermeyer
      Pages 211-231
    5. Awni Arif, Joseph Westermeyer
      Pages 233-257
    6. Awni Arif, Joseph Westermeyer
      Pages 259-269
  7. Public Health Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Awni Arif, Joseph Westermeyer
      Pages 273-286
    3. Awni Arif, Joseph Westermeyer
      Pages 287-305

About this book

Introduction

During the last few centuries, and particularly in recent decades, problems result­ ing from the excessive use of drugs and alcohol have spread virtually as an epidemic to every country in the world and to almost every community. Abuse of alcohol and drugs is related to numerous other health problems, such as the spread of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) on all continents. Health and social services today cannot afford to ignore this crisis since it affects all levels of society and manifests itself in diverse health and social problems. In recent years, the World Health Organization has received numerous requests for training material for physicians in this field. This manual therefore meets an urgent need. The availability of new data and the dearth of suitable textbooks have made its preparation mandatory. The influence of sociocultural factors on drug dependence and alcohol­ related problems-on their cause, development, and consequences as well as on their treatment and prevention-has been taken into account in the preparation of this manual in order to ensure that its usefulness is not limited to one country or region. It has been prepared primarily for the teaching of physicians and medical students, although much of it is relevant to the training of nurses, midwives, health educators, primary-care workers, medical social workers, counselors, and psychologists. In fact, suggestions have been included for adapting the manual for use in the training of such varied groups of students.

Keywords

AIDS Public Health World Health Organization assessment epidemiological health hospital nutrition pharmacology prevention primary prevention secondary prevention tertiary prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Awni Arif
    • 1
  • Joseph Westermeyer
    • 2
  1. 1.World Health OrganizationGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.University of Minnesota Hospital and ClinicsMinneapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-9516-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4615-9518-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-9516-8
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