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"Excellent text for covering alcohol and other drugs of abuse."
It remains the best I have run across for teaching an undergrad class about alcohol from a psychology perspective.
A helpful text that gives a good introduction to alcohol and other substances, providing an explanation of both physiological and psychological effects on the person. A strength of the book is the ability to bring together the different disciplines to focus on substance use. As an introductory text, a helpful component is the critical lens the author takes on research conducted into substance use, which aids students in developing this skill in an applied way. A new edition may be helpful to update current knowledge and trends in substance use.
An informative book which examines key issues associated with alcohol and drug dependency and the impact on society. Well worth including in any educational learning.
Changed instructors....another text adopted by that instructor.
Very comprehensive book which is a "must have" book for any school , college and health and social care environment
The problem of alcohol misuse is slowly being realised and is beginning to be of interest to students as well as academics. This book makes a number of useful points and will be a useful addition to the reading lists
The instructor decided to use another text book, and use this book as a resourse text.
This books is one of the most comprehensive books on drugs and alcohol use, affect on behaviour and socio-economic influences. In addition to the above , the book covers the theories and available interventions. Excellent glossary of terms
This is an excellent source which puts students in the heart of the contemporary discussion and encourages them to form opinions. It is a great resource for seminars as well as gateways to research.
This is a great book for undergraduate students. It gives an insight into the major issues,concepts, theories and treatments of drug use.
Ideal for my undergraduate students studying a module on 'substance misuse and crime' as part of a wider criminal justice based degree programme. But would be equally useful as a primary text in similar related disciplines. The author has provided the opportunity for readers to explore a wide range of issues concerned with the subject matter with particularly good research-based evidence surrounding prevalance, prevention and treatment.
John Jung has written a good, clear and basic review of the pragmatics of substance use. However I would have enjoyed a greater emphasis on dual diagnosis, and the other, wider psychological complexities that dog our understanding of how these difficulties continue to confound efforts at treatment, recovery and care.
This will be an interesting supplementary text for my students especially those who wish to compare psychological and sociological responses to drugs and alcohol
The book is current, comprehensive, and relevant. My students and I all enjoyed the book.
Really useful, no other books we have cover this topic so this is really welcome.
This book is an excellent source for students of nursing, social work and health & social care.
It is well written and easy to follow with a clear and concise summary at the end of every chapter.
I am no longer delivering the Youth at Risk module but it is a book I may consider using it as a supplemental book in an new module I am delivering. this new module is called Social Personal and Health Education. Once I have experienced the module once I may deem certain chapters relelvant to my students. I intend to order some book for the college library. This book would be relelvant for a number of other modules therefore have copies in the library will be useful.