The Substance Abuse Handbook

The Substance Abuse Handbook

by Pedro Ruiz, Eric C. Strain
     
 

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Stay up to date with the latest substance abuse treatments and modes of intervention with The Substance Abuse Handbook, 2e. The editors are both nationally recognized clinicians, and provide authoritative, clinically oriented information on the subject of substance use, abuse, and dependence, with an emphasis on diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

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Stay up to date with the latest substance abuse treatments and modes of intervention with The Substance Abuse Handbook, 2e. The editors are both nationally recognized clinicians, and provide authoritative, clinically oriented information on the subject of substance use, abuse, and dependence, with an emphasis on diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

You’ll find focused, expert information on every aspect of the field, including etiological factors; substances of abuse; compulsive and addictive behaviors; evaluation and diagnostic classification; treatment modalities, management of associated medical conditions; substance abuse in youth and the elderly; women's issue; special groups and settings; models of prevention; training and education; and policy issues. Succinctly presenting the most clinically relevant information from Lowinson and Ruiz's Substance Abuse, 5e, this concise, portable handbook is a must-have reference for anyone involved directly or indirectly in the addiction field.

New to This Edition
• Find the practical information you need fast with this edition’s focused coverage of basic science and greater emphasis on clinical concerns.
• Stay current with the latest information in the field, including changes reflecting the release of DSM-5.
• Access updated information in key topic areas, including "Special Populations," "Special Settings," and "Models of Prevention."

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, DO, MA (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This excellent new book is actually a companion to the fourth edition of Substance Abuse: A Comprehensive Textbook (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005). The editors and authors are nationally recognized clinicians and have produced a clinically useful book in the treatment of substance use disorders. This is a welcome addition to the psychiatric literature.
Purpose: The purpose is to "offer the field the most authoritative, clinically oriented information on the subject of substance use, abuse, and dependence, with an emphasis on diagnosis, treatment, and prevention." Indeed, the editors and authors have produced an extremely useful tool for clinicians to help their patients with these common disorders.
Audience: The intended audience includes all healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with substance use disorders.
Features: The book's 11 sections and 46 chapters cover every aspect of this field. Topics include etiologic determinants, detailing of the various abused substances, addictive behaviors, evaluation and diagnosis, a review of the numerous treatment modalities, management of associated medical problems, substance abuse throughout the life cycle, women's issues, occupational and professional issues, training and educations, and forensics. Each chapter concludes with a list of suggested readings.
Assessment: This is a very useful book for any healthcare professional. Every clinician needs to have a significant depth of knowledge of substance use disorders and this book is a step towards achieving that goal. I highly recommend it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451191967
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
04/18/2014
Edition description:
Second
Pages:
568
Sales rank:
1,230,288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

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