By H. Westley Clark, Linda Hutchings (auth.), Bankole A. Johnson (eds.)
The spectrum of dependancy problems offers practitioners with a number of challenges—among them the widening hole among a turning out to be facts base and the interpretation of this information into remedy results. Addiction Medicine addresses this disconnect, basically explaining the function of mind functionality in drug taking and different habit-forming behaviors, and utilizing this biobehavioral framework to the supply of evidence-based remedy. Its cutting-edge insurance presents clinically suitable information on not just conventional resources of habit similar to cocaine, opiates, and alcohol, but in addition extra lately famous ingredients of abuse (e.g., steroids, inhalants) in addition to behavioral addictions (e.g., binge consuming, compulsive playing, hoarding). present behavioral and scientific cures are mentioned intensive, and the book’s shut consciousness to social context provides readers an additional lens for personalizing remedy.
An foreign panel of specialist participants deals the main updated details on:
- Diagnosis and class.
- Neurobiological and molecular theories of addiction
- Behavioral suggestions of addiction
- Clinical points of habit to quite a lot of elements, together with opiates, stimulants, sedatives, hallucinogens, alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine
- Science-based treatment plans: pharmacotherapy, pharmacogenetics, strength vaccines, short and compliance-enhancing interventions, cognitive behavioral remedy, behavioral administration, and different psychosocial interventions
- Behavioral addictions—including compulsive consuming, net messaging, and hypersexuality—and their treatment
- Addiction in particular populations, together with youth, the aged, pregnant ladies, and health and wellbeing care professionals
- Legal, incapacity, and rehabilitation issues
At as soon as complete and integrative, AddictionMedicine is a vital textual content and a practice-expanding software for psychiatrists, overall healthiness psychologists, pharmacologists, social employees, drug counselors, trainees, and normal physicians/family practitioners.
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Reprinted from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration  therapeutic use of critical medications, strategies that simply address drug dealing, internet sales, misprescribing clinicians, and doctor shopping are inadequate. Nevertheless, many jurisdictions have adopted prescription monitoring programs as a way of tracking the behavior of both patients and prescribers. The Drug Enforcement Administration notes that 38 states have enacted legislation that require prescription drug monitoring programs: 29 of those programs are currently operating and 9 are in the start-up phase .
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Addiction Medicine: Science and Practice by H. Westley Clark, Linda Hutchings (auth.), Bankole A. Johnson (eds.)