Clinician's Guide to Substance Abuse
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Clinician’s Guide to Substance Abuse provides an overview of substance abuse and its treatment for clinicians not in the substance abuse field. Topics covered include the nature of addiction, assessment, management and treatment. Treatment of the special populations of women and adolescents is also covered.
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- The Nature of Addictive Disease
- History and Basic Pharmacology of Addictive Substances
- Addiction and the Human Brain
- The Signs and Symptoms of Abuse and Addiction
- Diagnosis and Assessment (DSM IV, SCID, and Other Criteria)
- Abuse and Addiction Treatment: Treatment as the Bridge Between Active Addiction and Active Recovery
- Abstinence and Recovery: The Clinician's Role
- Common Medical and Psychiatric Complications of Abuse and Addiction
- Treatment Issues Involving Family Dynamics
- Women in Treatment: Addiction, Abuse, and Pregnancy and Treating Elderly Patients
- Treating Children and Adolescents
- Nutrition Counseling and Other Concerns in Supporting Recovery
- Discuss the nature of addictive disorders.
- Describe mental illnesses which co occur with addictions.
- Explain treatments used with addictions.
- Describe the special treatment considerations for women and adolescent.
- Explain addiction and the human brain.
- Discuss the impact of addiction on the elderly.