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Chemical dependence : diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

Author: Howard T Milhorn
Publisher: New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1990.
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The author has organized basic, core information on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of chemical dependence into a readily understandable format. The third section discusses chemical  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Milhorn, Howard T.
Chemical dependence.
New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1990
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Howard T Milhorn
ISBN: 0387972927 9780387972923 3540972927 9783540972921
OCLC Number: 21377124
Description: xi, 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction.- The Problem.- Basic Definitions.- Progression to Chemical Dependence.- Denial.- Etiology of Chemical Dependence.- Classification of Drugs by Their Effects on the Central Nervous System.- Controlled Substance Act Classification of Drugs.- I The Basics.- 2. Diagnosis.- Problems in Diagnosis.- Making the Diagnosis.- Presenting the Diagnosis.- Final Comments.- 3. Treatment.- Getting the Addict into Treatment.- Treatment Options.- Choosing a Treatment Program.- Aftercare.- Confidentiality.- The Role of the Referring Physician.- Comment.- 4. Recovery and Relapse.- Recovery.- Relapse.- Methadone Maintenance.- The Role of the Physician.- 5. The Family.- The Healthy Family.- The Alcoholic Family.- Getting the Alcoholic Sober.- Getting the Family Well.- The Family in Recovery.- Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOAs).- The Role of the Physician.- 6. Prevention.- Primary Prevention.- Prevention of Prescription Drug Abuse.- The Role of the Physician.- II Psychoactive Substances.- 7. Basic Principles of Pharmacology.- Pharmacokinetics.- Pharmacodynamics.- Tolerance.- Physical Dependence and Abstinence Syndrome.- 8. CNS Depressants: Alcohol.- History.- Pharmacology.- Alcoholism.- Diagnosis and Management.- Methyl Alcohol and Ethylene Glycol Toxicity.- 9. CNS Depressants: Barbiturates, Barbiturate-like Drugs,Meprobamate, Chloral Hydrate, Paraldehyde.- Barbiturates.- Barbiturate-like Drugs.- Meprobamate.- Chloral Hydrate.- Paraldehyde.- 10. CNS Depressants: Benzodiazepines.- History.- Pharmacology.- Health Consequences of Benzodiazepine Abuse.- Diagnosis and Management.- 11. Opioids.- Pharmacology.- Medical Uses and Contraindications.- Specific Opioid Drugs.- Health Consequences of Opioid Abuse.- Diagnosis and Management.- 12. CNS Stimulants: Amphetamines, Amphetamine Cogeners,Caffeine, Others.- Amphetamines.- Amphetamine Cogeners.- Caffeine.- Other CNS Stimulants.- 13. CNS Stimulants: Cocaine.- History.- Pharmacology.- Health Consequences of Cocaine Abuse.- Diagnosis and Management.- 14. CNS Stimulants: Nicotine.- History.- Trends in Cigarette Smoking.- Pharmacology.- Health Consequences of Nicotine Abuse.- Management.- Prevention.- Role of the Physician.- Other Forms of Tobacco Use.- 15. Cannabinoids.- History.- Pharmacology.- Therapeutic Uses.- Health Consequences of Marijuana Abuse.- Diagnosis and Management.- 16. Hallucinogens.- The Hallucinogens.- LSD.- Other Hallucinogenic Drugs.- 17. Phencyclidines.- History.- Pharmacology.- Health Consequences of PCP Abuse.- Diagnosis.- Management.- Emergence Phenomenon.- 18. Inhalants.- History.- The Inhalants.- Tolerance.- Dependence.- Abstinence Syndrome.- Diagnosis.- Management.- III Special Groups.- 19. Women.- Alcohol.- Other Drugs.- Fertility.- Diagnosis.- Treatment.- The Pregnant Addict.- The Fetus.- The Role of the Physician.- 20. Adolescents.- The Normal Adolescent.- The Substance Abuse Problem.- Why Adolescents Use Drugs.- The Chemically Dependent Adolescent.- Diagnosis of Adolescent Chemical Dependence.- Intervention.- Treatment.- Aftercare.- Role of the Physician.- 21. The Elderly.- Pathophysiology of Aging.- The Elderly Addict.- Diagnosis.- Treatment.- Aftercare.- Role of the Physician.- 22. Ethnic Minority Groups.- Definitions.- Ethnic Groups.- Diagnosis.- Treatment.- Role of the Physician.- 23. The Dual-Diagnosis Patient.- Primary Versus Secondary Psychiatric Disorders.- Primary Psychiatric Disorders.- Secondary Psychiatric Disorders.- Diagnosis.- Treatment.- DSM-III-R Classification System.- Role of the Physician.- 24. The HIV-Positive Patient.- History.- Epidemiology.- Why Treatment Centers Should Be Involved.- Official ASAM Policy.- HIV Infection.- HIV Antibody Testing.- Treating HIV-Positive and At-Risk Patients.- Precautions in Treatment Programs.- Role of the Physician.- 25. The Impaired Physician.- The Impaired Physician.- State Medical Society Programs.- Intervention.- Treatment of the Impaired Physician.- Aftercare.- Recovery.- Appendix A. Terminology.- Appendix B. Street/Slang Names for Drugs.
Responsibility: H. Thomas Milhorn, Jr.


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