Drug and Alcohol Abuse: A Clinical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment (Hardback)
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Drug and Alcohol Abuse: A Clinical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment (Hardback)

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Hardback 404 Pages / Published: 01/11/1999
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Written to serve the needs of clinicians handling emergency problems, and the student seeking an introduction to abused substances, the fifth edition of this text offers a clinically oriented guide in the field of drug and alcohol abuse. This work continues to set the standard for substance abuse research. New features of the fifth edition include: a revision of approximately 70 per cent of the references with most citations from 1997-1999; important expanded material on pharmacology; an entire chapter on prevention has been added; more in-depth coverage of substance-related pathology and treatment related issues; special attention is placed on the upcoming DSM-IV revision; and more information on co-morbidity with psychiatric disorders and genetics of substance use disorders.

Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group
ISBN: 9780306462306
Number of pages: 404
Weight: 743 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 25 mm
Edition: 5th Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
Reviews from Previous Editions:
"Polished, well-edited, and tendered on pages laid out in an attractive, uncrowded format [...]There are tables and figures, adequately and thoughtfully placed throughout the book, which enhance learning and understanding of the textual material [...] The physical characteristics of the book [...] are well above average for the genre and reflect the publisher's attention to detail in planning and producing a volume worthy of its contents."
(American Journal of Psychiatry)
An OUTSTANDING resource that can help clinicians clarify the interface between clinical pharmacology and management techniques in the addiction field. This work embodies the principle thrust of academic psychiatry in the addictions, and it conveys its message with unusual skill."
(Journal of Studies on Alcohol)
"The book certainly lives up to its author's claim to serve as a resource [...] and as an emergency handbook."
(British Journal of Psychiatry)
"The fifth and latest edition features 380 pages of current information, with 70% of the references dated 1995 or later, arranged for the convenience of clinicians and students. Unlike most textbooks, Schuckit's is written in the first person [...]This provides a refreshing alternative to the more ponderous multiauthor textbook written in the third person [...] The book will be most appreciated by health professionals and students, especially those in primary and emergency care settings. It is organized by drug type (e.g., sedatives, stimulants, inhalants, cannabinols), and each chapter contains brief sections on pharmacology, epidemiology, medical uses, the natural history of dependence, and making a diagnosis.Following this are sections on emergency problems involving the particular class of drugs, including their diagnosis and treatment. Alcohol and alcoholism receive the greatest emphasis, reflecting Schuckit's interest and experience, but the other drugs are not short-changed [...] A great convenience, especially for newcomers to the field, is that all medications are identified by both their chemical and brand names. The text is also very well indexed, and there are many references to other sections of the book in each chapter. This makes it valuable both for reading cover-to-cover and for use as a reference book for specific clinical problems [...] In summary, Dr. Schuckit has brought us a clinically useful, readable, down-to-earth, and up-to-date textbook not just once, but for the fifth time. That in itself is remarkable."
(S.B. Blume, M.D., American Journal of Psychiatry, 157: 11 (2000)
"The format is consistent and the text and contents benefit so much from being produced by a single author."
(Addiction Biology, 6 (2001)
"This is an excellent and brief clinical textbook. It is the fifth edition and has been extensively revised with approximately 70% of the references being new since the previous edition in 1994. A single author book of this range and quality is rare and reflects the author's experience as a research worker and clinical psychiatrist. The book is essentially aimed at clinicians, but will be of value to all those who are learning about substance misuse as part of post-graduate training."
(Alcohol and Alcoholism, 36: 6 (2001)

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