by Timothy Koehler Brennan
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 addiction 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.
Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled?interactive eBook edition, offering?tablet, smartphone, or online access?to:
Complete content?with enhanced navigation
A?powerful search?that pulls results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
Highlighting tool?for easier reference of key content throughout the text
Ability to?take and share notes?with friends and colleagues
Quick reference tabbing?to save your favorite content for future use
Publication date: 5/15/2015
Edition number: 2