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Addiction and the Medical Complications of Drug Abuse

1st Edition

Edited by Steven B. Karch, MD, FFFLM

CRC Press

176 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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Addiction and the Medical Complications of Drug Abuse explores the physiological and psychological phenomenon of addiction including the nature of dependence, the dependence potential of drugs, and the importance of motivation. Contributions analyze the practice of substitute prescribing and detail the immediate and long term benefits of their use in maintenance or controlled withdrawal from opioids, stimulants, and benzodiazepines. It considers the use of methadone, buprenorphine, adrenergic agonists, and naltrexone for detoxification.

Practitioners will benefit from the expert instruction on the management of common comorbidities, including diagnosis and pharmaceutical treatment of psychological disorders. Additional information covers the physiological effects of each drug and the emergency management of several drug related disorders such as psychosis, seizures, stroke, hyperthermia, and cardiac crisis. With 29 tables and figures, expert data and extensive references, this is an indispensable book for anyone in the field of addiction or emergency medicine.

Table of Contents

The Principles of Addiction Medicine

Substitute Prescribing: Opioid-Specific Prescribing

Substitute Prescribing: Buprenorphine Maintenance Prescribing

Treatment of Withdrawal Symptoms

Replacement Prescribing

Management of Comorbidity’s

Toxicologic Issues

Medical Aspects of Drug Abuse

Emergency Management of Drug Abuse-Related Disorders

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Forensic Science
MEDICAL / Emergency Medicine
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General