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Written to serve the needs of clinicians handling emergency problems, and the student seeking an introduction to abused substances, the new fifth edition of this acclaimed text offers the most up-to-date clinically oriented guide available in the field of drug and alcohol abuse. This valuable work continues to set the standard for substance abuse research.
New features of the fifth edition include:
-A revision of approximately 70% of the references with most citations from 1997-1999.
-Important expanded material on pharmacology.
-An entire chapter on Prevention has been added.
-More in-depth coverage of substance-related pathology and treatment related issues.
-Special attention is placed on the upcoming DSM-IV revision.
-More information on co-morbidity with psychiatric disorders and genetics of substance use disorders.