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Drug and alcohol abuse : a clinical guide to diagnosis and treatment
Schuckit, Marc Alan, 1944-
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Third edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Plenum Medical Book Co., [1989]

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xxii, 307 pages ; 24 cm.
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RC564 .S33 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Marc A. Schuckit's Drug and Alcohol Abuse has been a clinical mainstay for over a quarter century. Now the author's trusted expertise is available in a new Sixth Edition, thoroughly revised for content, updated references, and streamlined for increased usefulness. Schuckit combines his experience as practitioner, researcher, and teacher to give professionals and students across the health and mental health disciplines a working knowledge of drug-related pathology, beginning with pharmacology, drug mechanisms, and genetic factors. The Sixth Edition is as accessible as its predecessors, striking the right comfort level for the classroom or the emergency room. All material is organized for ease of use, whether the reader needs fast answers in a crisis, seeks new ideas for helping long-term patients or clients, or is just becoming familiar with the different drug classifications. This new edition offers expanded knowledge of a wide-ranging problem and a growing and clinically important population, and authoritative suggestions for effective care. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

1 An Overviewp. 1
2 Depressantsp. 41
3 Alcoholism: An Introductionp. 68
4 Alcoholism: Acute Treatmentp. 112
5 Stimulants: Amphetamines and Cocainep. 137
6 Opioids and Othr Analgesicsp. 164
7 Cannabinolsp. 192
8 Hallucinogens and Related Drugsp. 210
9 Glues, Inhalants, and Aeorsolsp. 236
10 Over-the-Counter (OTC) Drugs and Some Prescription Drugsp. 248
11 Xanthines (Caffeine) and Nicotinep. 277
12 Multidrug Abuse and Dependencep. 304
13 Emergency Problems: A Quick Overviewp. 320
14 Rehabilitationp. 334
Indexp. 385