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The Pharmacology of Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse and Addiction
     

The Pharmacology of Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse and Addiction

by Norman S. Miller
 

The Pharmacology of Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse and Addiction is designed to assist the practitioner in the diagnosis and treatment of alcohol and drug abuse and addiction in clini-
cal practice. Cogent step-by-step formulae forconceptuali-
zing alcohol- and drug-related problems characterize each chapter. Specific syndromes and simple detoxification

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The Pharmacology of Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse and Addiction is designed to assist the practitioner in the diagnosis and treatment of alcohol and drug abuse and addiction in clini-
cal practice. Cogent step-by-step formulae forconceptuali-
zing alcohol- and drug-related problems characterize each chapter. Specific syndromes and simple detoxification sche-
dules are described and discussed within an instructional framework aimed at providing answers to a wide range of cli-
nical problems. Topics explored include the psychiatric con-
sequences of alcohol and drugs of abuse and addiction; the neurochemistry of tolerance, dependence, and addiction;
long-term recovery from the pharmacological effects of addiction to alcohol and drugs;

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Describes specific syndromes and practical detoxification schedules. The drugs examined include cannabis, cocaine, alcohol, nicotine, sedative-hypnotics, hallucinogens, nonprescription medications, and designer drugs. Explores such topics as the psychiatric consequences of alcohol and drug abuse and addiction; the neurochemistry of tolerance, dependence, and addiction; the pharmacology of drug testing; and the pharmacological effects of addiction. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461277743
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1991
Pages:
365
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

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