The American Society of Addiction Medicine Handbook of Addiction Medicine

Paperback | September 17, 2015

byDarius Rastegar, Michael Fingerhood

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The American Society of Addiction Medicine Handbook of Addiction Medicine is a practical, evidence-based guide to the identification and treatment of substance use disorders. Produced by the largest medical society dedicated to the improvement of addiction care, it begins with screening andbrief intervention and an overview of treatment. This is followed by substance-specific chapters covering: alcohol, sedatives, opioids, tobacco, stimulants, hallucinogens, cannabinoids, inhalants, anabolic steroids and prescription drug misuse. Substance-specific chapters cover pharmacology, acuteeffects and intoxication, withdrawal, medical complications and treatment. The handbook concludes with chapters on the medical care of patients with substance use disorders, psychiatric co-occurring disorders, special populations and ethical and legal considerations. Chapters include practical toolsand treatment protocols that can be used in outpatient and inpatient settings. To learn more about the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and its commitment to providing the best resources for addiction clinicians, please visit http://www.asam.org.

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The American Society of Addiction Medicine Handbook of Addiction Medicine is a practical, evidence-based guide to the identification and treatment of substance use disorders. Produced by the largest medical society dedicated to the improvement of addiction care, it begins with screening andbrief intervention and an overview of treatmen...

Darius Rastegar attended college at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and medical school at University of Pennsylvania. He completed his internal medicine training at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He is the medical director for the Chemical Dependence Unit at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He is also board certified i...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:September 17, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190214643

ISBN - 13:9780190214647

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction: Addiction from a Clinical Perspective2. Screening and Brief Intervention3. General Treatment Principles4. Alcohol5. Sedative-Hypnotics6. Opioids7. Tobacco and Nicotine8. Cocaine, Methamphetamine and Other Stimulants9. Hallucinogens and Disassociatives10. Marijuana and Other Cannabinoids11. Inhalants: Volatile Organic Compounds, Nitrites, and Anesthetics12. Anabolic Steroids and Athletes13. Prescription Drug Misuse14. Medical Care for Patients with Substance Use Disorders15. Psychiatric Co-occurring Disorders16. Special Populations17. Ethical and Legal Considerations