Principles of Addictions and the Law
Applications in Forensic Mental Health and Medical Practice
Edited by Norman S. Miller
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Principles of Addictions and the Law by Norman S. Miller
Book DescriptionThis book includes an examination of sources of law important to addiction and its treatment. The foundations for forensic work in professional legal testimony is explored (e.g., legal system, case law precedent, statutes governing addictions, civil and criminal procedures). The science of addiction is featured including the biology of addiction, addiction as a brain disease, responsibility vs. loss of control, development of addictions, and the role of genetics and environment. Drug testing, its uses with forensic populations, what the tests show and do not show, controversies in using tests in the general population also receives extensive treatment. Addiction and mental illness in forensic populations is highlighted for addiction treatment and continuing care. Case studies and landmark cases illustrate the role of alcohol, drug use, and addictions in legal decisions. This title is focused primarily on alcohol and drug addictions. Case studies and landmark cases are included to illustrate the role of alcohol/drugs in legal decisions (e.g., the Exxon Valdez case). Brief overview of legal system and drug courts will be useful to clinicians, lawyers, administrators, and other professionals.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780124967366
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Academic Press Inc
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 12-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Norman S. Miller
Addictive Disorders in Medical Populations, Hardback (September 2010)
Drug and alcohol addictions occur commonly in medical populations; 25-50% of patients seen by primary care physicians have alcohol and drug disorders, with even higher prevalence in certain medical specialty populations.
Manual of Therapeutics for Addictions, Paperback (April 1997)» View all books by Norman S. Miller
This text serves as a practical guide to the effective diagnosis and treatment of alcohol and drug addictive disorders. It offers clear, step-by-step recommendations on the selection and application of both pharmacological and psychosocial therapies.
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