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Substance Use Disorders: A Guide for the Primary Care Provider

Substance Use Disorders: A Guide for the Primary Care Provider

by H. Thomas MilhornH. Thomas Milhorn
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This practical and timely book provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art guidance on how primary care clinicians can best care for patients with substance use disorders. The book covers the major drugs of abuse, as well as the more recent ones, detailing the biology of various addictions and all dimensions of clinical diagnosis and management. It is organized in four parts: (1) The Basics, (2) Psychoactive Substance Dependencies, (3) Diagnosis, Treatment, Recovery, Relapse, and the Family, and (4) Special Groups. Part I, The Basics, consists of an overview, the various definitions of substance dependence, and the pharmacology of addictive substances. Chapter 1, Overview, is an introductory chapter that covers material common to the entire field of substance dependence. Chapter 2 covers the various definitions of substance dependence, and Chapter 3 reviews the pharmacology of addictive substances. Part II, Psychoactive Substance Dependencies, explains the various drug dependencies—alcohol dependence, sedative-hypnotic dependence, opioid dependence, stimulant dependence, nicotine dependence, cannabis dependence, dissociative dependence, inhalant dependence, hallucinogen dependence, and anabolic steroid dependence. Part III addresses diagnosis, treatment, recovery, relapse, and the family. Part IV, Special Groups, discusses substance dependence in women, adolescents, the elderly, ethnic minority groups, co-occurring disorders, LGBT patients, HIV positive patients, and the impaired physician. In addition to primary care physicians, Substance Use Disorders: A Guide for the Primary Care Provider will serve as an invaluable resource to primary care nurse practitioners and physician assistants, as well as medical students, primary care residents, emergency medicine physicians, ASAM and APA certified addictionists and those studying for certification in those specialties, psychiatrists, psychologists, and alcohol/drug counselors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319630397
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 10/20/2017
Edition description: 1st ed. 2018
Pages: 354
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

H. Thomas Milhorn, MD, PhD

Director, Didactics Section

East Central HealthNet Family Medicine Residency Program

Meridian, Mississippi

Formerly Professor of Family Medicine, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, and

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

University of Mississippi School of Medicine

Jackson, Mississippi

Table of Contents

Part I. The Basics

Chapter 1. Overview

Chapter 2. Definitions of Substance Dependence

Chapter 3. Pharmacology of Psychoactive Substances

Part II. Psychoactive Substance Dependencies

Chapter 4. Alcohol Dependence

Chapter 5. Sedative-hypnotic Dependence

Chapter 6. Opioid Dependence

Chapter 7. Stimulant Dependence

Chapter 8. Nicotine Dependence

Chapter 9. Cannabis Dependence

Chapter 10. Dissociative Drug Dependence

Chapter 11. Inhalant Dependence

Chapter 12. Hallucinogen Dependence

Chapter 13. Anabolic Steroid Dependence

Part III: Diagnosis, Treatment, Recovery, Relapse, and the Family

Chapter 14. Diagnosis

Chapter 15. Treatment

Chapter 16. Recovery

Chapter 17. Relapse

Chapter 18. The Family

Part IV. Special Groups

Chapter 19. Women

Chapter 20. Adolescents

Chapter 21. The Elderly

Chapter 22. Other Groups

Chapter 23. The Impaired Physician

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