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Springer US, Apr 30, 1991 - Medical - 276 pages
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This book is written for a truly general medical audience. Clinicians, researchers, residents, and students will find Al cohol a direct treatment of the major drug problem in Amer ica. Along with the first volume in this series on marijuana, Alcohol is timely and relevant. The subject is presented with clarity in an effort to provide professionals and interested readers with a basic background in the field of alcohol studies. The emphasis is on what is known and can be coun ted on as fundamental knowledge on the various aspects of history, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism. Because drugs other than alcohol are such an important feature of the contemporary alcoholic, they are covered as a part of the natural history of alcoholism. Change and progress are essential to knowledge; past and current research in the alcohol field, as well as detailed discussions of what further needs to be investigated, are in cluded in the volume. The student as well as the practitioner vii viii PREFACE will find the contents useful for didactic purposes as well as a clinical reference. We believe that the researcher will also profit from the comprehensive coverage of the subject. The chapters are organized in sections to highlight important topics and are arranged in a sequence to ensure a logical de velopment of the subject, alcohol. Throughout the book we combine our clinical and research experiences to provide a synthesis that we hope will have widespread clinical usefulness. N.S.M.

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Norman S. Miller, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine, College of Human Medicine, Director of Addiction Medicine, Michigan State University, and Medical Consultant, Division of Substance Abuse Services, State of Michigan. His clinical and research interests are treatment outcome, prescription medications, and medical education. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, Howard University Medical College. He is certified in Addiction Medicine. Dr. Miller has a Diplomat, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology separately in Psychiatry, Neurology, Addiction Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry. He completed a residency in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a residency in neurology and a fellowship in clinical pharmacology at the University of Minnesota. He appears in Who's Who in America (and International). He is past President of the Illinois Society of Addiction Medicine. For the American Society for Addiction Medicine (ASAM), he is Regional Director of the Midwest Region and Editor of Principles of Addiction Medicine (First Edition), Program and Publication Committees. He has coordinated symposia, courses and workshops for the ASAM annual meeting. He speaks before national and international audiences, and presents at state and federal conferences and universities and medical schools. Dr. Miller has published 250 medical/scientific articles, book chapters, and reviews, and 12 books on addiction medicine. He is a fellow in the American Psychopathological Association, and a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Society for Addiction Medicine, and the American National Professional Committees. He is a member of the Task Force on Treatment for the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Office of the President of the United States; a member of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) on Screening, Assessment, and Treatment Planning for patients with Coexisting Mental Illness and Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Abuse; and co-chair of the Task Force for Undergraduate Medical Education, Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA).

Gold is a Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and Community Health & Family Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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