The Substance Abuse Handbook [NOOK Book]


The second edition of The Substance Abuse Handbook follows the general organization of the 'big' book, Lowinson and Ruiz's Substance Abuse. This title distills content from the larger text into a concise, portable guide for healthcare professionals who need to diagnose and treat addictive disorders and related medical conditions.
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The second edition of The Substance Abuse Handbook follows the general organization of the 'big' book, Lowinson and Ruiz's Substance Abuse. This title distills content from the larger text into a concise, portable guide for healthcare professionals who need to diagnose and treat addictive disorders and related medical conditions.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, DO, MA (University of Illinois at Chicago College 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781469873367
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health
  • Publication date: 3/17/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 568
  • File size: 6 MB

Table of Contents

Determinants of Substance Abuse and Dependence

Amphetamines and Other Stimulants
Phencyclidine (PCP)
MDMA/Designer Drugs
Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids

Eating Disorders
Pathologic Gambling
Sexual Addiction

Classification, Diagnosis and Diagnostic Laboratory

Methadone Treatment
Buprenorphine for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction
Alternative Pharmacotherapies for Opioid Addiction
Individual Psychotherapy
Group Therapy
Family/Couples Approaches to Treatment Engagement and Therapy
Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy
Alcoholics Anonymous
The Therapeutic Community
Network Therapy
Faith-Based Approaches
Relapse Prevention
Treatment in Prisons and Jails

Maternal and Neonatal Effects of Alcohol and Drugs
Medical Complications of Drug Use
HIV Infections and AIDS
Acute and Chronic Pain
Substance Use Disorders in Individuals with Co-Occurring Psychiatric Disorders

Substance Abuse and the Life Cycle: Children, Adolescents, and the Elderly

Alcohol and Drugs Among Women

Disability and Rehabilitation Issues
The Workplace and Methadone Advocacy
Physicians and Other Health Professionals

The Public Health Approach to the Prevention of Substance Abuse

Medical Education and Clinical Personnel Training

Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Dependence: Workforce, Financing, and Emerging Policies

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