Psychoactive Drug Abuse in Hong Kong


Psychoactive Drug Abuse in Hong Kong: Life Satisfaction and Drug Use
The Cambridge Handbook of Workplace Training and Employee Development
Darlene Lancer, “Codependency For Dummies, 2nd Edition”
Anthropology in the City: Methodology and Theory
Saxby Pridmore, “Psychiatric Interview: A Guide to History Taking and the Mental State Examination”

Psychoactive Drug Abuse in Hong Kong: Life Satisfaction and Drug Use

Springer | English | Dec 2017 | ISBN-10: 9811061521 | 123 pages | PDF | 1.41 mb

by Yuet Wah Cheung (Author), Nicole Wai-ting Cheung (Author)
This book studies young people’s use of psychoactive drugs and its social and psychological correlates in Hong Kong. Specifically, it focuses on how life satisfaction may affect drug use among a sample of psychoactive drug users in Hong Kong. The book addresses the dearth of research on the role of young people’s life satisfaction in their drug abuse and engagement in other risk behaviors in Hong Kong. It also examines how changes in the drug scene from heroin addiction to psychoactive party drug use since the late 1990s has necessitated a deeper exploration of the subculture of young people, which shapes their attitudes and behaviors regarding how they structure their lives and how they perceive the risks of drug use, in the context of the global trend of normalization of recreational drug use.
Readers will benefit from the results of a rigorous analysis of a unique set of longitudinal data that reveals the factors influencing drug use among young psychoactive drug users, academic implications of the findings for social science theory and research on young people’s drug use, and practical implications of the findings for prevention and intervention services for young people in Hong Kong and other Asian societies.

The Cambridge Handbook of Workplace Training and Employee Development

Cambridge | English | Nov 2017 | ISBN-10: 1107085985 | 686 pages | PDF | 10.12 mb

by Kenneth G. Brown (Editor)
With comprehensive coverage of topics related to learning, training, and development, this volume is a must-have resource for industrial and organizational (I/O) psychologists, human resource (HR) scholars, and adult education specialists. Brown provides a forward-looking exploration of the current research on workplace training, employee development, and organizational learning from the primary point of view of industrial organizational psychology. Each chapter discusses current practices, recent research, and, importantly, the gaps between the two. In analyzing these aspects of the topic, the chapter authors both present the valuable knowledge available and show the opportunities for further study and practice.
Subjects: Applied Psychology, Management, Psychology: General Interest, Psychology, Management: General Interest

Darlene Lancer, “Codependency For Dummies, 2nd Edition”

ISBN: 1118982088 | 2015 | EPUB | 360 pages | 2 MB

Your trusted guide to value yourself and break the patterns of codependency
Codependency For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the most comprehensive book on the topic to date. Written in plain English and packed with sensitive, authoritative information, it describes the history, symptoms, causes, and relationship dynamics of codependency. The majority of the book is devoted to healing and lays out a clear plan for recovery with exercises, practical advice, and daily reminders to help you know, honor, protect, and express yourself. New to this edition are chapters on working the Twelve Steps to recover from codependency and how therapists/coaches/nurses are affected by codependency.
Codependence is primarily a learned behavior from our family of origin. Some cultures have it to a greater degree than others—some still see it as a normal way of living. Yet the costs of codependence can include distrust, faulty expectations, passive-aggressiveness, control, self-neglect, over-focus on others, manipulation, intimacy issues, and a slew of other harmful traits. Codependence causes serious pain and affects the majority of Americans—not just women and loved ones of addicts. Codependency For Dummies, 2nd Edition offers authoritative and trusted guidance on ways to raise your self-esteem, detach and let go, set boundaries, recognize healthy vs. dysfunctional relationships, overcome guilt and resentment, and much more.
Helps you break the pattern of conduct that keeps you in harmful relationships
Provides trusted guidance to create healthy boundaries, coping skills, and expectations
Offers advice for eliminating feelings of guilt, blame, and feeling overly responsible
Explains the difference between care-giving and codependent care-taking
If you’re trapped in the cycle of codependency and looking for help, Codependency For Dummies, 2nd Edition offers trusted advice and a clear plan for recovery.

Anthropology in the City: Methodology and Theory

Italo Pardo | 2016 | PDF | ISBN: 1409408337, 1138248967 | 242 pages | 2 MB

With half of humanity already living in towns and cities and that proportion expected to increase in the coming decades, society – both Western and non-Western – is fast becoming urban and even mega-urban. As such, research in urban settings is evidently timely and of great importance. Anthropology in the City brings together a leading team of anthropologists to address the complex methodological and theoretical challenges posed by field-research in urban settings, clearly identifying the significance of the anthropological paradigm in urban research and its centrality both to mainstream academic debates and to society more broadly. With essays from experts on wide-ranging ethnographic research from fields as diverse as China, Europe, India, Latin and North America and South East Asia, this book demonstrates the contribution that empirically-based anthropological analysis can make to our understanding of our increasingly urban world.

Saxby Pridmore, “Psychiatric Interview: A Guide to History Taking and the Mental State Examination”

2000 | pages: 161 | ISBN: 9058230724 | PDF | 4,7 mb

This unique book presents all the basic issues in psychiatric assessment, reducing them to easily digestible facts. Written for all those working in the field of psychiatric disorder, it will be invaluable to medical students and those training in general practice, emergency medicine and psychiatry. At a time when the assessment of disturbed patients is becoming the responsibility of a wide range of professionals, it will also be a useful reference to clinical psychologists, social workers, and psychiatric nurses and as well as police and security officers.

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