Revised, updated, and expanded, this handbook is a quick, concise, practical guide for clinicians treating patients with addictive disease. Using the conversational style and clinical vignettes found in all Practical Guides in Psychiatry titles, Dr. Gitlow describes effective strategies for the step-by-step process of intervening in a lifelong illness pattern. This edition includes new material on buprenorphine, naltrexone, and other pharmacologic treatments, nicotine cessation therapies, and pharmacologic interventions for sedative dependence, plus a new chapter on substance-induced disorders, a thoroughly rewritten prevention chapter, and expanded coverage of treatment dilemmas and legal issues. Easy-to-use appendices provide quick access to numerous new screening tools and other frequently referenced information.
The Practical Guides in Psychiatry series provides quick, concise information for professionals on the front lines of mental health care. Written in an easy-to-read, conversational style, these invaluable resources take you through each step of the psychiatric care process, delivering fast facts and helpful strategies that help you provide effective and compassionate care to your patients.