This practical and timely book provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art guidance on how primary care clinicians can best care for patients with substance use disorders. The book covers the major drugs of abuse, as well as the more recent ones, detailing the biology of various addictions and all dimensions of clinical diagnosis and management. It is organized in four parts: (1) The Basics, (2) Psychoactive Substance Dependencies, (3) Diagnosis, Treatment, Recovery, Relapse, and the Family, and (4) Special Groups. Part I, The Basics, consists of an overview, the various definitions of substance dependence, and the pharmacology of addictive substances. Chapter 1, Overview, is an introductory chapter that covers material common to the entire field of substance dependence. Chapter 2 covers the various definitions of substance dependence, and Chapter 3 reviews the pharmacology of addictive substances. Part II, Psychoactive Substance Dependencies, explains the various drug dependencies-alcohol dependence, sedative-hypnotic dependence, opioid dependence, stimulant dependence, nicotine dependence, cannabis dependence, dissociative dependence, inhalant dependence, hallucinogen dependence, and anabolic steroid dependence. Part III addresses diagnosis, treatment, recovery, relapse, and the family. Part IV, Special Groups, discusses substance dependence in women, adolescents, the elderly, ethnic minority groups, co-occurring disorders, LGBT patients, HIV positive patients, and the impaired physician. In addition to primary care physicians, Substance Use Disorders: A Guide for the Primary Care Provider will serve as an invaluable resource to primary care nurse practitioners and physician assistants, as well as medical students, primary care residents, emergency medicine physicians, ASAM and APA certified addictionists and those studying for certification in those specialties, psychiatrists, psychologists, and alcohol/drug counselors. H. Thomas Milhorn, MD, PhD Director, Didactics Section East Central HealthNet Family Medicine Residency Program Meridian, Mississippi Formerly Professor of Family Medicine, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior University of Mississippi School of Medicine Jackson, Mississippi
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This book focuses on the similarities and differences between substance and non-substance addictions. It discusses in detail the mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of substance and non-substance addictions, and addresses selected prospects that will shape future studies on addiction. Addiction is a global problem that costs millions of lives tremendous damage year after year. There are mainly two types of addition: substance addiction (e.g., nicotine, alcohol, cannabis, heroin, stimulants, etc.) and non-substance addiction (e.g., gambling, computer gaming, Internet, etc.). Based on existing evidence, both types of addiction produce negative impacts on individuals physical, mental, social and financial well-being, and share certain common mechanisms, which involve a dysfunction of the neural reward system and specific gene transcription factors. However, there are also key differences between these two types of addiction. Covering these aspects systematically, the book will provide researchers and graduate students alike a better understanding of drug and behavioral addictions. Dr. Xiaochu Zhang is a professor at the School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, and a principal investigator at the Cognitive Neuropsychology Lab. His research focuses on the neural basis of drug and behavior addiction and its applications to addiction treatment. He has published more than 30 articles in international peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Jie Shi is a principal investigator and Associate Director of the National Institute on Drug Dependence, Peking University. She is also vice chairwoman of the Drug Dependence Branch of the Chinese Society for Toxicology (CST) and a committee member of the physiopsychology branch of the Chinese Psychological Society. Her research focuses on neural imaging of patients with drug addiction and clinical pharmacology. Dr. Shi has published more than 40 research articles in these fields. Dr. Ran Tao is a chief physician and director of the Internet Addiction Treatment Center, General Hospital of Beijing Military Region. He is also chairman of the Beijing Shijian Integrated Medicine Science Institute and director of the Adolescent Psychological Development Base in China. His research focuses on addiction biology, especially Internet addiction, and he has published several articles in this field.