Cocaine and Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment, Recovery, and Relapse Prevention by Arnold Washton

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Published by W. W. Norton .

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Subjects:

  • Addiction & therapy,
  • Psychopathology - Addiction,
  • Psychotherapy - General,
  • Psychology & Psychiatry / Psychotherapy,
  • Psychology

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The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages288
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Open LibraryOL9544177M
ISBN 100393703029
ISBN 109780393703023

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The book includes an overview of cocaine and methamphetamine use in America; an explanation of the effects of stimulant drugs on the brain, body, and behavior; the process by which addiction develops; signs of stimulant abuse and dependence; treatment options; establishing abstinence and stages of recovery; the distinct benefits of individual /5(2).

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Two experienced addiction treatment professionals present a practice-oriented approach to understanding and overcoming addiction to cocaine, with the addition of a treatment protocol for working with clients addicted to s: 0. Cocaine and Methamphetamine Dependence helps general medical and mental health professionals as well as addiction specialists to understand these drugs, their pharmacological and clinical effects, and treatment strategies for people who become dependent upon them.

The authors of this wonderful book have done a masterful job summarizing the most. The Matrix Model provides a framework for engaging stimulant (e.g., methamphetamine and cocaine) abusers in treatment and helping them achieve abstinence.

Patients learn about issues critical to addiction and relapse, receive direction and support from a trained therapist, and become familiar with self-help programs.

Patients are monitored for drug use through urine testing. Is a self-help guide to kicking any Cocaine or Methamphetamine addiction. It’s an algorithm style drug treatment program that guarantees anyone who reads through the entire book and follows all of the instructions inside WILL BE DRUG FREE by the time they close the back cover and will have all of the tools to stay drug free for the rest of /5(9).

Two experienced addiction treatment professionals present a practice-oriented approach to understanding and overcomingaddiction to cocaine, with the addition of a treatment protocol for working with clients addicted to methamphetamines.

Citingthe latest research, Washton and Zweben explain how to approach clients about their drug use, when and how to involvefamily members, and how to prevent. The methamphetamine molecule is structurally similar Cocaine and Methamphetamine Addiction book amphetamine and to the neurotransmitter dopamine, a brain chemical that plays an important role in the reinforcement of rewarding behaviors, but it is quite different from cocaine Although these stimulants have similar behavioral and physiological effects, there are some major differences in the basic mechanisms of how they work.

Overcoming cocaine or stimulant addiction. Published: March, Medications offer modest help; vaccines are in development. Illegal stimulants include cocaine, methamphetamine (also known as speed, meth, ice, or crank), and methylenedioxymethamphetamine (often called MDMA or ecstasy).

These are among the most commonly abused drugs in the. “Don't get me wrong. Sacramento is a lovely place, particularly for those with a fondness for methamphetamines. For the meth-addled, Sacramento had conveniently placed a Greyhound bus station just yards from the statehouse where Austria's finest was.

Book Table of Contents. Chapter Contents. Prev page. Next page. Cocaine and Methamphetamine Addiction. Next to alcohol addiction, cocaine and methamphetamine addiction were for many years the most serious and widespread drug addictions in America.

That may be changing in this decade, with opioid addictions on the increase. Cocaine and Methamphetamine Addiction is a revision of a book published in originally called Cocaine Addiction. This new Cocaine and Methamphetamine Addiction book contains additional information about methamphetamine use and recovery as well the latest research and developments in addiction treatment.

The authors bring decades of personal experience in the drug. German writer Norman Ohler’s astonishing account of methamphetamine addiction in the Third Reich changes what we know about the second world war @msrachelcooke Sun 25 Sep EDT Last.

Arnold Washton, Ph.D. Joan Ellen Zweben, Ph.D. ISBN Reviewed by Alceon Cocaine and Methamphetamine Addiction is a revision of a book published in originally called Cocaine new edition contains additional information about methamphetamine use and recovery as well the latest research and developments in addiction treatment.

An assessment questionnaire I developed for this purpose is in my book Cocaine and Methamphetamine Addiction: Treatment, Recovery, and Relapse Prevention (WW Norton, ). Treatment Considerations: Breaking the connection between stimulant use and compulsive sex requires abstinence from drug use and in many cases temporary abstinence from : Arnold Washton.

“By Jennifer Storm was binge drinking and well on her way to regular cocaine and LSD use. Her young life was awash in alcohol, drugs, and the trauma of rape. Blackout Girl is Storm’s tender and gritty memoir, revealing the depths of her addiction and her eventual path to a life of accomplishment and joy.”Author: Katie Macbride.

This book is a practical “how to” guide for treatment professionals, for anyone struggling with cocaine or methamphetamine addiction, and for family members trying desperately to help a loved one struggling with stimulant addiction.

Methamphetamine and cocaine belong to the broad class of drugs called psychostimulants that also includes amphetamine and methylphenidate. The two drugs often are compared to each other because they produce similar mood-altering effects and both have a high potential for abuse and dependence.

Methamphetamine and cocaine also share other similarities. Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant drug.

It causes long-term damage of the central nervous system. Methamphetamine was derived from amphetamine drugs, and it can lead to problematic use, heart-rhythm disruptions, and changes in behavior. Unlike cocaine, another popular stimulant, methamphetamine is man-made, can quickly damage nerve terminals in the brain, and lingers in brain.

Cocaine and Methamphetamine are two drugs that are often linked together because they produce similar effects and because they belong to the same class of drugs called psychostimulants. In addition, they both have the potential for causing dependence and abuse which further strengthens the bond associate between them.

Though there are many similarities, a fair number of differences do also. Clues to Intervention for Methamphetamine Addicts: Similarities with Traumatic Brain-Injured Patients Speak to the Need for Realistic Treatment Approaches By Moldenhauer, Rick Addiction Professional, Vol.

6, No. 1, January-February NAC Cysteine: this is a key component in using natural remedies for cocaine addiction, iit combats excessive glutamate buildup in the synapses and balances dopamine levels which are the two key neurotransmitters involved in cocaine addiction.

to mg twice per day at the same time as the tyrosine, or mg 3 times per day. Cocaine addiction is a complex disease, with physical, mental, social, environmental, and familial factors. There are a variety of treatment methods for cocaine addiction that address all these Author: Amber Erickson Gabbey.

The chemical methamphetamine hydrochloride is generally simply known as methamphetamine. Common street names for methamphetamine include crank. Methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth or just meth, is one of the most addictive, dangerous and frightening drugs there is.

Meth is a drug that is a stimulant, and it’s made from household ingredients and chemicals that are toxic and can erode a person’s physical and Occupation: Author. In contrast to cocaine, another stimulant drug, when smoked, meth produces a long-lasting high and 12 hours after use just half of the drug is gone from the body.

By comparison, it takes just one hour for 50% of cocaine to leave the body. Other things about methamphetamine addiction to know. Overall, there is not much systematic research that examines the psychology of methamphetamine addiction in a community.

One excellent program by Rashi K. Shukla resulted in the book. Methamphetamine is a drug of rapid addiction and destruction. This webinar will focus on the impact of methamphetamine and how this powerful drug changes the brain of the user - a process called addiction.

Early alcohol and/or drug use combined with non-enriched home and/or community environments can delay the development of the prefrontal cortex. Get this from a library. Cocaine & methamphetamine addiction: treatment, recovery, and relapse prevention. [Arnold M Washton; Joan E Zweben] -- This book combines a sensitive clinical approach with a thorough understanding of recent work on the treatment of drug dependence.

The information it gives on quitting drugs and staying sober can be. Methamphetamine (contracted from N-methylamphetamine) is a potent central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that is mainly used as a recreational drug and less commonly as a second-line treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obesity.

Methamphetamine was discovered in and exists as two enantiomers: levo-methamphetamine and names: N-methylamphetamine, N,α. Methamphetamine addiction is an extremely serious problem.

Dependence on this kind of drug forms quickly and the results are exceptionally damaging. Methamphetamines, often shortened as meth, are also known as speed, crystal meth, pure, and Molly.5/5(95). Methamphetamine and cocaine have some similar behavioral and physiological effects, there are big differences in how they work in the body.

Cocaine is almost completely metabolized and removed from the body quite quickly. Methamphetamine, on the other hand, remains in the body unchanged for a. As ofaround 6 percent of the American population (aged 12 and older) had tried it at least once, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports.

Found as a white powder or in glass-like form called crystal meth, meth is generally smoked, injected, swallowed, or snorted. As a stimulant, meth increases activity in certain areas of the brain, and functions of the central nervous.

cocaine abuser or cocaine-dependent individual is used to refer to individu-als who meet DSM-IV criteria for cocaine abuse or dependence.) become abstinent from cocaine and other substances.

The underlying assumption is that learning processes play an important role in the development and con-tinuation of cocaine abuse and Size: KB. Cocaine is a stimulant drug that’s made from the leaves of the South American coca plant. For thousands of years, indigenous people in the. While the APA's Textbook of Addiction Psychiatry covers material that a general psychiatrist or primary care physician needs for the appropriate referral and initial management of stimulant dependence, Cocaine and Methamphetamine Dependence: Advances in Treatment goes beyond this basic Pages: Cocaine provides a sense of euphoria, extreme physical pleasure and feelings of confidence and competence.

As with other drugs of addiction, these effects indicate underlying needs. For example, cocaine provides temporary relief from depression; feelings of emptiness, numbness, inadequacy, and lack of confidence.

Methamphetamine Methamphetamine (also called meth, crystal, chalk, and ice, among other terms) is an extremely addictive stimulant drug that is chemically similar to amphetamine.

It takes the form of a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder. How Is Methamphetamine Abused. Methamphetamine is taken orally, smoked, snorted, or dissolved inFile Size: KB.

While the APA's Textbook of Addiction Psychiatry covers material that a general psychiatrist or primary care physician needs for the appropriate referral and initial management of stimulant dependence, Cocaine and Methamphetamine Dependence: Advances in Treatment goes beyond this basic knowledge and addresses the rapid evolution of both the understanding and the Brand: American Psychiatric Publishing.

Methamphetamine hydrochloride acts by facilitating the release of catecholamines, particularly noradrenaline and dopamine, from nerve terminals in the brain and inhibits their uptake. This leads to an increase in synaptic concentration of these neurotransmitters and results in an increase of motor activity, causes euphoria, mental alertness and.

Treating a methamphetamine addiction requires comprehensive courses of detoxification. Treatment involves purging the physical. presence of meth from users’ bodies and helping their bodies acclimatize to functioning without meth. Treatment should also. address the psychological damage done by meth, both in terms of rehabilitating the mind.SOURCE of Data: National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health.

“Comparing Methamphetamine and Cocaine.” NIDA Notes, Vol. 13, No. 1, June Chronic abuse of either methamphetamine or cocaine produces a psychosis that resembles schizophrenia and is characterized by paranoia, picking at the skin, preoccupation with one’s own thoughts, and auditory and visual.

Who uses methamphetamine in the U.S.? According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately million American citizens or % of the entire population reported past year meth use, whileor % of the population reported to have used the drug within the last 30 days before thethere was a total estimate of around 13 million .

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