Clinical Manual of Addiction Psychopharmacology
Henry R. Kranzler, Domenic A. Ciraulo
American Psychiatric Pub, Apr 2, 2007 - Medical - 408 pages
The Clinical Manual of Addiction Psychopharmacology offers a comprehensive, meticulously detailed review of the pharmacology of addictive drugs and the medications used to treat abuse of and dependence on these addictive drugs. Though rich in detailed background, Clinical Manual of Addiction Psychopharmacology is written with a therapeutic focus, as a clinical guide for the use of pharmacotherapy in patients with substance use disorders.
Twenty-four recognized experts cover all major classes of substances that are clinically important in relation to addiction, integrating the basic pharmacology of nine major groups of addictive substances, from alcohol and tobacco to club drugs, with the pharmacology of the drugs used to treat dependence on those addictive substances. The concluding chapter discusses psychosocial treatments combined with pharmacotherapy for alcohol, cocaine, and opioid use disorders.
Each thoughtfully illustrated chapter covers the clinical pharmacology of the abused substance, the phenomenology and/or pharmacological treatment of the abstinence syndrome, and the pharmacological treatment for relapse prevention.
An essential guide for clinical and social work, the Clinical Manual of Addiction Psychopharmacology will find a wide audience among all prescribing clinicians, psychiatric educators and their students, and other mental health practitioners.
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Dr. Ciraulo is a genius. His book on addiction is broken down in layman's terms and easy to understand. I am a hardcore heroin and methadone addict and Dr. C has been instrumental in helping me. He has also helped me with my benzo addiction. If you are an addict or therapist or even a doctor this is a must read. Mark K. Boston, Ma
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