It’s time to bolster your understanding of substance abuse and treatment
*Provides a comprehensive basic introduction to substance abuse/treatment
*Includes a discussion of the nature of addiction – which serves as a framework for the entire book
*Offers detailed information on management and treatment
*Outlines the signs and symptoms of drug abuse and addiction
*Delves into treatment issues specific to women, children, families, etc.
*Presents valuable information on placement criteria and resources for specialist referral
*Covers medical complications
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This book provides a clear and concise introduction to the understanding and treatment of substance abuse for the non-specialist. Included is important information on the nature of addiction, the brain chemistry and its interaction with psychoactive drug pharmacology, and current treatment protocols. Also included is information of treating all age groups, women and other specific populations.About the Author:
David E. Smith, MD is the founder and current President and Medical Director of Haight-Ashbury Free Clinics. He is also current Medical Director of the State of California Alcohol and Drug Programs as well as for the Collaborative Center for Substance Abuse Policy Research. Dr. Smith is a past president of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and Editor-in-Chief of Alcohol MD.com
Richard B. Seymour, MA is Director of Haight-Ashbury Publications; Manager of Haight Ashbury Free Clinics Information and Training; Coordinator for the California Collaborative Center for Substance Abuse Policy Research; Managing Editor for the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs and International Additions Infoline and Executive Editor for Alcohol MD.com
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