Academic journal article Alcoholism and Psychiatry Research

Addictions: A Comprehensive Quidebook

Academic journal article Alcoholism and Psychiatry Research

Addictions: A Comprehensive Quidebook

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Title: Addictions: A comprehensive quide-book, Second edition Editors: Barbara S. McGrady, Elizabeth E. Epstain ISBN: 978-0-19-975366-6 Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2013, USA Number of pages: 968

In the past two decades, addiction has become a significant and largely researched psychiatric field. Scientists have made a great progress in the integration of new findings concerning neurobiology, genetics and clinical researches of alcohol and other substance abuse.

Editors of the Second edition of Addictions: A comprehensive guidebook provide the reader with high-level, scientifically based information as well as major changes in research, clinical science and psyhosocial and pharmacological treatment. Integration of knowledge comes from an impressive and large group of authors, experts in the field of addictions.

The quidebook is organized into seven sections. Section I provides an overwiev of the conceptual issues, etiology, epidemiology, course of the alcohol and other substance use, abuse and dependence and also future directions for a new understanding of addiction. Section II provides a pharmacological and clinical aspects of alcohol and oher specific drugs of abuse such as sedative-hypnotic and anxiolytic drugs, amphetamine-type stimulants, cocain, cannabis and hallucinogens, opioids, nicotine, inahalants, steroids and designer drugs. …

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