Год издания: 2007
Количество страниц: 164
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This book assists primary care physicians in managing patients with addictive illness. The text is logically organized into easily accessible sections. The introductory section gives the reader background and rationale for acquiring the requisite knowledge and skills needed to evaluate and treat addiction in primary care. Following a brief presentation of addiction "basics" (i.e., definitions, discussion of the "disease model," genetics, drugs of abuse, and assessment instruments), the majority of the book focuses on helping the physician gain insight and develop practical skills that can be readily implemented in an office-based setting. Case presentations illustrate the most frequently encountered types of addicted patients found in primary care. Invaluable descriptions of the underlying psychosocial processes common to all forms of addiction, and a brief introduction to chronic pain in addiction, are provided. Nonpharmacologic modalities for managing addiction are discussed,...