Addiction and the Medical Complications of Drug Abuse

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Steven B. Karch, MD, FFFLM
CRC Press, Oct 9, 2007 - Medical - 176 pages
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.


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CHAPTER 1 The Principles of Addiction Medicine
OpioidSpecific Prescribing
Buprenorphine Maintenance Prescribing
CHAPTER 4 Treatment of Withdrawal Syndromes
CHAPTER 5 Replacement Prescribing
CHAPTER 6 Management of Comorbidity
CHAPTER 7 Toxicologic Issues
CHAPTER 8 Medical Aspects of Drug Abuse
CHAPTER 9 Emergency Management of Drug Abuse
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