The ASAM Essentials of Addiction Medicine 2nd Edition
A masterful, high-yield guide to the treatment of substance abuse issues, The ASAM Essentials of Addiction Medicine equips you with the expert know-how you need to provide effective help for your patients. Derived from The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine, 5th Edition ? widely hailed as the definitive comprehensive clinical reference in the field ? this companion resource presents the collective wisdom of hundreds of esteemed authorities on the art and science of addition medicine. Yet, it does so in a succinct format that will appeal to specialists seeking a more streamlined, quick-access reference source.
Find the authoritative answers you need on everything from the pharmacology of addiction through diagnosis, assessment, and early intervention; various forms of addiction management?treatment of individual patient populations; management of intoxication and withdrawal; pharmacologic and behavioral interventions; recovery programs; medical disorders and complications?co-occurring addiction and psychiatric disorders; pain and addiction; children and adolescents; and ethical, legal, and liability issues.
Contribute to public health in the area of addiction thanks to a special introductory chapter entitled ?A Public Health Approach to Prevention: The Health Professional?s Role.?
Easily switch back and forth between the ASAM Essentials and the parent text thanks to a parallel chapter organization.
Zero in on the most important, practical information thanks to highly focused, efficient coverage.
Maximize your understanding and retention of vital concepts with the aid of key points summaries, review questions, and suggested readings in each chapter.