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Addiction and the Medical Complications of Drug Abuse

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ISBN 9781420054439
Published October 9, 2007 by CRC Press
176 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Extracted from the Drug Abuse Handbook, 2nd edition, to give you just the information you need at an affordable price.

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

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