Study Guide to Substance Abuse Treatment: A Companion to The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

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Study Guide to Substance Abuse Treatment is a question-and-answer companion that allows you to evaluate your mastery of the subject matter as you progress through The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, Fourth Edition. The Study Guide is made up of 292 questions divided into 49 individual quizzes of 4-9 questions each that correspond to chapters in the Textbook. Questions are followed by an Answer Guide that references relevant text (including the page number) in the Textbook to allow quick access to needed information. Each answer is accompanied by a discussion that not only addresses the correct response but also explains why other responses are not correct.

The Study Guide's companion, the fourth edition of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment has been fully updated to present the most current scientific and clinical information on a wide range of substance use disorders, from tobacco and alcohol to methamphetamine and "club drug" abuse. The text offers a comprehensive view of the basic science and psychology underlying addiction as well as extensive coverage of all treatment approaches and specialty topics. Highlights of this new edition include chapters on the biology and clinical management for each of the drug categories; new material on the role of buprenorphine in treating opioid addiction; extensive coverage of cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement, and contingency management; and new research on the role of 12-step programs in addiction treatment.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, D.O., M.A.(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This helpful study guide for The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, 4th edition, prepared by the same authors, is essential for anyone studying for the examination for added qualifications in addiction psychiatry given by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Purpose: The purpose, according to the editors, "is to allow you to evaluate your mastery of the subject matter as you progress through the...textbook."
Audience: The intended audience includes psychiatrists preparing to take the written examination (and recertification) for added qualifications in addiction psychiatry.
Features: The study guide features 293 questions divided into 49 individual quizzes which correspond to the chapters in the textbook. Each answer is accompanied by a brief discussion of the topic, the page in the textbook where the topic appears, and the reason the other answers are incorrect. An index would have been helpful.
Assessment: This is an excellent accompaniment to the textbook. Anyone who is preparing for the written examination in addiction psychiatry would be foolish not to use this study guide. It is a convenient way to reinforce and consolidate the knowledge obtained from reading the textbook.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585623396
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 262
  • Sales rank: 696,809
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A., is the Joe P. Tupin Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., and Medical Director of the Sacramento County Mental Health Service in Sacramento, California.

James A. Bourgeois, O.D., M.D., is Alan Stoudemire Professor of Psychosomatic Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California.

Narriman C. Shahrokh is Chief Administrative Officer in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine in Sacramento, California.

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Table of Contents

Questions. Neurobiology of addiction. Genetics of addiction. Epidemiology of addiction. Cross-cultural aspects of addiction. Assessment of the patient. Patient placement criteria. Evolution in addiction treatment concepts and methods. Neurobiology of alcohol. Clinical management of alcohol abuse and dependence. Neurobiology of stimulants. Clinical management: cocaine. Clinical management: methamphetamine. Neurobiology of hallucinogens. Hallucinogens and club drugs. Nicotine and tobacco. Benzodiazepines and other sedatives and hypnotics. Treatment of anabolic-androgenic steroid—related disorders. Neurobiology of opiates and opioids. Detoxification of opioids. Opioid maintenance treatment. Buprenorphine maintenance. Antagonists of opioids. Psychodynamics. Cognitive-behavioral therapies. Motivational enhancement. Twelve-step facilitation. Contingency management. Network therapy. Group therapy. Family therapy. Inpatient programs. Therapeutic communities. Community-based treatment. Psychological mechanisms of alcoholics anonymous. The history of alcoholics anonymous and the experiences of patients. Outcome research on 12-step and other self-help programs. Adolescent substance abuse. The mentally ill substance abuser. Women and addiction. Perinatal substance abuse. HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C. Prescription drug abusers. Substance use disorders among physicians. Gay men and lesbians. Minorities. Testing to identify recent drug use. Medical education. Prevention of substance abuse. Forensic addiction psychiatry. Index. Answer Guide.

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