Separating myth from fact, this authoritative work reviews the breadth of current kwledge about methamphetamine addiction and describes the most promising available treatment approaches. Leading experts present state-of-the-art information on the effects of methamphetamine on the brain, body, mental health, and behavior. Psychosocial and pharmacological treatment strategies are critically evaluated, including approaches to treating dually diagsed clients. Written in a concise, accessible style, the volume emphasizes that recovery is possible, despite the significant challenges the drug poses. The authors identify key avenues for collaboration among clinical, public health, and other professionals.
John M. Roll, PhD, is Associate Dean for Research at Washington State University College of Nursing in Spokane, and the Director of the Program of Excellence in the Addictions. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Roll is President of the American Psychological Association's Division on Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse. Richard A. Rawson, PhD, is Associate Director of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Integrated Substance Abuse Programs and Professor-in-Residence of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. For over 30 years, he has researched and developed systems for treating individuals with substance use disorders. Walter Ling, MD, is Professor-in-Residence of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Director of the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, one of the foremost substance abuse research groups worldwide. He is a consultant for numerous local, national, and international private and public agencies. Steven Shoptaw, PhD, is Professor of Family Medicine and of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His research involves developing and implementing efficacious treatments for individuals with various drug dependence problems, particularly for those with stimulant dependence and risks for HIV infection and other health care disparities.
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Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology: Professional
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John M. Roll, Richard A. Rawson, Steven Shoptaw, Walter Ling