Cocaine, whether in powder or smokable “crack” form, is one of the most dangerous drugs on the market today. It can ruin the lives of its users more quickly than almost any other drug, and it can kill with a single dose.
Cocaine use can lead to several different kinds of psychological problems, including the disorders of dependence and abuse as well as drug-induced psychosis, paranoia, and mood swings. Often, these problems overlap; and the user ends up feeling worse than he or she did before taking the drug, despite the promise of euphoria that cocaine offers.
In this book, the psychological disorders related to cocaine and crack are explored, along with the social problems caused or exacerbated by cocaine, and the devastating physical effects on the user’s body. Finally, treatments that offer hope are discussed for people who want to stop cocaine from destroying their lives.
This course is based on the book, Psychological Effects of Cocaine and Crack Addiction created by Carol C. Nadelson, M.D., Claire E. Reinburg, and Ann Holmes
Chelsea House Publishers
1999 First Edition
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Carol C. Nadelson, M.D.
Senior Consulting Editor Carol C.Nadelson, M.D., is president and chief excutive officer of the American Psychiatric Press, Inc. She is a staff physician at Cambridge Hospital and a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Claire E. Reinburg
Counsulting Editor Claire E. Reinburg, M.A., is editorial director of the American Psychiatric Press, Inc. She is a member of the Council of Biology Editors, the Women's National Book Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and Washington Book Publishers.
Ann Holmes has written and edited professionally for over 15 years. Her special areas of interest are both cultural and medical topics.
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially substance abuse counselors, teachers, guidance counselors, psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the dangers of cocaine and crack. It is appropriate for an introductory to intermediate level of participants knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Describe the history of cocaine use
Comprehend the physical effects of crack and cocaine
Recall the psychological effects of crack and cocaine.
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Course Creator: Keith Gibson, Ph.D.
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