The American Psychiatric Press Textbook
of Substance Abuse Treatment

Marc Galanter, Herbert D. Kleber

Synopsis

A definitive resource for clinicians, researchers, and trainees in psychiatry, general medicine, and other health professions. Contains sections on the nature of addiction, overview of treatment, treatment for specific drugs of abuse (from alcohol to "club drugs"), treatment modalities, special populations, and special topics. This second edition addresses mechanisms underlying addictive illness and the scientific basis of treatment. It includes five new chapters on neurobiology of alcohol, opiates, stimulants, hallucinogens, and marijuana, as well as chapters on epidemiology, genetics, cross- cultural issues, and the psychology of addiction. Two new chapters deal specifically with women, and material on medical problems and managed care has been added.



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