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Patients with Substance Abuse Problems: Effective Identification, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Patients with Substance Abuse Problems: Effective Identification, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Edgar P. Nace, Joyce A. Tinsley

ISBN: 978-0-393-70511-9

*Norton agency titles

224 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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Description

This book assembles general information on addictive disorders -- how to recognize the problem, determine its depth, diagnose correctly, and treat successfully. Unlike most books on the subject that focus on specific treatment regimens, here readers will be given general tools that they can use for all patients with possible drug or alcohol abuse.

 

1. Facing the Challenge: Patients with Substance Abuse Problems
2. Addiction: A Disease of the Reward Pathway
3. Does the Patient Know Something is Wrong?
4. Steps to Identification
5. Making a Diagnosis
6. Treatment Options
7. Adolescence
8. Substance Abuse in Late Life
9. Smoking
10. Pharmacologic Treatment