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Mark 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. And the Sixth Edition is as accessible as its predecessors,…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Mark 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. And the Sixth Edition is as accessible as its predecessors, striking the right comfort level for the classroom or the emergency room.
- Clinical/emergency orientation suited to both chronic misuse and acute situations
- Coverage reflects current trends in alcohol, drug, and multidrug use, abuse, and dependence
- Concise chapters for quick reference
- Updated bibliography—approximately 80% of citations are post-2000
- Diagnostic information reflects upcoming changes to the DSM
- Latest strategies in treatment (psychological and pharmacological) and rehabilitation

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.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 11418306
  • 6th ed.
  • Seitenzahl: 412
  • Erscheinungstermin: 9. Dezember 2005
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 241mm x 160mm x 27mm
  • Gewicht: 700g
  • ISBN-13: 9780387257327
  • ISBN-10: 0387257322
  • Artikelnr.: 15083666
Autorenporträt
Marc A. Schuckit, University of California Medical School and Veterans Administration Hospital, San Diego, CA, USA
Inhaltsangabe
An Overview.- Depressants.- Alcoholism: An Introduction.- Alcoholism: Acute Treatment.- Stimulants: Amphetamines and Cocaine.- Opioids and Other Analgesics.- Cannabinols.- Hallucinogens and Related Drugs.- Glues, Inhalants, and Aerosols.- Over-the-Counter (OTC) Drugs and Some Prescription Drugs.- Xanthines (Caffeine) and Nicotine.- Multidrug Abuse and Dependence.- Emergency Problems: A Quick Overview.- Rehabilitation.

'1: An Overview.- 1.1. Introduction.- 1.2. Some Definitions.- 1.2.1. Drug of Abuse.- 1.2.2. Drug Abuse.- 1.2.3. Dependence.- 1.3. General Comments about Drug Mechanisms.- 1.4. One Approach to Drug Classification.- 1.4.1. General CNS Depressants.- 1.4.2. CNS Sympathomimetics or Stimulants.- 1.4.3. Opiate Analgesics.- 1.4.4. The Cannabinols, or Marijuana.- 1.4.5. Psychedelics or Hallucinogens.- 1.4.6. Solvents, Glues, and Aerosols.- 1.4.7. Over-the-Counter Drugs and Other Prescription Medications.- 1.5. Alternate Classification Schemes.- 1.6. A Classification of Drug Problems.- 1.6.1. Panic Reaction.- 1.6.2. Flashback.- 1.6.3. Toxic Reaction.- 1.6.4. Psychosis.- 1.6.5. Organic Brain Syndrome.- 1.6.6. Withdrawal or Abstinence Syndrome.- 1.7. A General Introduction to Emergency and Crisis Treatment.- 1.7.1. Acute Emergency Care.- 1.7.2. Evaluation.- 1.7.3. Subacute Care.- 1.8. Onward.- References.- 2: The CNS Depressants.- 2.1. Introduction.- 2.1.1 Pharmacology.- 2.1.2 Epidemiology and Pattern of Abuse.- 2.1.3 Establishing the Diagnosis.- 2.2 Emergency Problems.- 2.2.1 Panic Reaction.- 2.2.2 Flashbacks.- 2.2.3 Toxic Reactions.- 2.2.4 Psychosis.- 2.2.5 Organic Brain Syndrome.- 2.2.6 Drug Withdrawal Syndrome.- 2.2.7 Medical Problems.- References.- 3: Alcoholism: An Introduction.- 3.1 Introduction.- 3.1.1 General Comments.- 3.1.2 Some Definitions.- 3.2 Pharmacology of Alcohol.- 3.2.1. General Comments.- 3.2.2. Effects on the Body.- 3.2.3. Effects on Mental Processes.- 3.2.4. Alcohol Metabolism.- 3.2.5. Tolerance and Physical Dependence.- 3.3 Epidemiology of Drinking and Alcoholism.- 3.3.1. Drinking Patterns.- 3.3.2. Alcoholism.- 3.4 Natural History of Alcoholism.- 3.4.1. General Comments.- 3.5 Etiology.- 3.5.1. Psychological Theories.- 3.5.2. Sociocultural Theories.- 3.5.3. Biological Theories.- 3.5.4. Genetic Factors.- References.- 4: Alcoholism: Acute Treatment.- 4.1 Introduction.- 4.1.1 Identification of the Alcoholic.- 4.1.2 Obtaining a History.- 4.2 Emergency Situations.- 4.2.1 Panic Reaction.- 4.2.2 Flashbacks.- 4.2.3 Toxic Reactions.- 4.2.4 Psychosis.- 4.2.5 Organic Brain Syndrome.- 4.2.6 Alcoholic Withdrawal.- 4.2.7 Medical Problems.- 4.2.8 Other Problems.- References.- 5: Stimulants.- 5.1 Introduction.- 5.1.1 Pharmacology.- 5.1.2 Epidemiology and Patterns of Abuse.- 5.1.3 Establishing the Diagnosis.- 5.2 Emergency Problems.- 5.2.1 Panic Reaction.- 5.2.2 Flashbacks.- 5.2.3 Toxic Reaction.- 5.2.4 Psychosis.- 4.2.5 Organic Brain Syndrome.- 5.2.6 Withdrawal.- 5.2.7 Medical Problems.- References.- 6: Opiates and Other Analgesics.- 6.1 Introduction.- 6.1.1 Pharmacology.- 6.1.2 Epidemiology and Pattern of Abuse.- 6.1.3 Establishing the Diagnosis.- 6.2 Emergency Problems.- 6.2.1. Panic Reactions.- 6.2.2. Flashbacks.- 6.2.3 Toxic Reactions.- 6.2.4 Psychosis and Depression 1ll.- 6.2.5 Organic Brain Syndrome.- 6.2.6 Opiate Withdrawal in the Adult.- 6.2.7 Opiate Withdrawal in the Neonate.- 6.2.8 Medical Problems.- 6.3. Rehabilitation.- References.- 7: Cannabinols.- 7.1 Introduction.- 7.1.1 Pharmacology.- 7.1.2 Epidemiology and Pattern of Abuse.- 7.1.3 Medical Uses.- 7.1.4 Establishing the Diagnosis.- 7.2 Emergency Problems.- 7.2.1 Panic Reaction.- 7.2.2 Flashbacks.- 7.2.3 Toxic Reactions.- 7.2.4 Psychosis and Other Related Symptoms.- 7.2.5 Organic Brain Syndrome.- 7.2.6 Withdrawal.- 7.2.7 Medical Problems.- 7.2.8 Other Emergency Problems.- References.- 8: The Hallucinogens and Related Drugs.- 8.1 Introduction.- 8.1.1 Pharmacology.- 8.1.2 Epidemiology and Patterns of Abuse.- 8.2 Emergency Problems for LSD-Type Drugs.- 8.2.1 Panic Reaction.- 8.2.2 Flashbacks.- 8.2.3 Toxic Reactions.- 8.2.4 Psychosis.- 8.2.5 Organic Brain Syndrome.- 8.2.6 Withdrawal.- 8.2.7 Medical Problems.- 8.3 Related Drugs.- 8.3.1 Nutmeg.- 8.3.2 Morning Glory Seeds.- 8.3.3 Catnip and Locoweed.- 8.3.4 Nitrous Oxide (N20).- 8.4.5 Amyl or Butyl Nitrite.- References.- 9: Phen
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"This is an excellent text for the diagnosis and treatment of substance abuse/dependence problems....The chapters are concise and the information delivered in a clear, precise manner. The two chapters on alcohol are particularly well donw....Overall, a very handy reference to have on your shelf. 5 stars!" Brett C. Pyler, MD, Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Published in Doody's Book Review "In conclusion, Drug and Alcohol Abuse should be on the library shelf of any professional who deals with substance abuse or dependence issues. It also serves as a very helpful guide for students who are interested in pursuing a discipline that will involve working with individuals with substance use disorders. Dr. Schuckit has done a wonderful job in his sixth edition... ." Lon R. Hays, MD, MBA, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Published in The American Journal on Addictions.