The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment (American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment)

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9781585620999: The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment (American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment)

This third edition of a text and reference is tailored to represent the most current basic and clinical perspectives in the field of substance abuse. Galanter (psychiatry, alcoholism and drug abuse, New York University Medical Center) increases focus on recent developments in biologic and psychosocial therapies and problems of specific populations. Coverage encompasses the nature of addiction, treatment issues, treatment for specific drugs of abuse, treatment approaches, and special populations. The text is designed to serve clinicians in practice and researchers concerned with addiction as well as trainees in psychiatry, general medicine, and other health professions. The second edition is endorsed by Brandon/Hill as part of a minimal core collection and for initial purchase. Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Substance abuse is the nation's number one health problem, and also a major health problem worldwide. In the United States, less than half of those in need of treatment actually receive it--both due to the reluctance of insurance companies to cover this treatment and of patients to seek it.

Like previous editions from 1994 and 1999, this comprehensive third edition reflects the still-growing commitment of psychiatry to addressing the problem of substance abuse. Fully updated, this volume offers definitive depth and scope. The 94 distinguished contributors discuss the latest basic and clinical perspectives on the nature of addiction, an overview of available treatments, treatment of specific drugs of abuse, treatment approaches, special approaches and treatment programs, and special populations.

Recent years have seen important advances in the addiction field, with many advances in receptor mechanisms, membrane chemistry, and patterns of genetic transmission. Public awareness has never been greater, and individuals seek help earlier, when more effective treatment can be administered. All of these factors have made recovery a possibility for most people who abuse substances.

Thoroughly indexed and generously illustrated, this new edition is designed for clinicians, researchers, and trainees in psychiatry, general medicine, and other health professions. This remarkable volume is the definitive resource for any health care professional concerned with the problems posed by substance abuse.

About the Author:

Marc Galanter, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse at New York University Medical Center in New York, New York.

Herbert D. Kleber, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Division of Substance Abuse at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York State Psychiatric Institute in New York, New York.

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