This new title is designed to bring together necessary and valuable information for anyone struggling with addiction issues, including family and friends of individuals who are afflicted by addiction. For those providing care and support to individuals with addiction issues, this resource provides easy-to-understand and helpful information about addiction and connects readers to many sources of support. Addiction Handbook & Resource Guide offers statistics, both national and state, as well as discussions about prevention, treatment, and outcomes. It includes details on the two main types of addiction: chemical, which involves addiction to substances; and behavioral, which involves compulsive behaviors, such as gambling and gaming.
- Studies & Statistics About Addiction: This four-color section is more than 300 pages and includes detailed reports, maps, graphs and tables from sources such as the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health. Coverage is current, comprehensive, and discusses the prevalence of addiction, causes, treatments, and co-existing conditions.
- Addiction & Mental Health Resources: This section includes several chapters, with resources on addiction specifically, and mental health generally. Each chapter begins with an informative description, and goes on to include a variety of resources for patients, their families and caregivers.
- Complications of Addiction: This section details numerous health conditions that can occur as a result of addiction, such as diminished immune system function, cardiovascular problems, gastrointestinal issues, respiratory problems, liver damage, kidney damage, and neurological issues.
- Additional sections include Glossary, Entry Index, and Geographic Index.
Free Online Access
In addition to the print directory, Addiction Handbook & Resource Guide includes free online access to the Grey House/Salem Press Online database. This gives you immediate access to the most valuable in-depth information on these important topics, early warning signs, diagnosis, treatment options, advice for caretakers, preventative therapy, and support. With unlimited users and remote access included, your students and researchers can now search this amazing collection of data, anytime & anywhere, all just a click away.
The Addiction Handbook & Resource Guide is a necessary reference for public and academic libraries, as well as health care collections providing information crucial to those suffering from addiction, their broader support network, caseworkers, social workers, and other health care providers.