The Carlat Guide to Addiction Treatment: Ridiculously Practical Clinical Advice

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Substance use is very common among psychiatric patients. Depending on your practice, up to 50% of your patients suffer from an addiction that may be aggravating their primary symptoms. It is impractical to refer all such patients to addiction specialists, who are in short supply. This extremely practical guide will enhance your confidence in treating all substance use disorders. There are 14 brief chapters covering everything you need to know in order to evaluate the severity of substance use and to decide on the best treatments for your patients. You'll find detailed instruction on how to frame your questions about this sensitive topic, how to order drug screens, how 12 step programs work, and how to prescribe medications that will help your patients recover. There are also many useful tips and pearls, along with user-friendly comparison charts to make on-the-spot decision making easier.

Author: Michael Weaver
Binding Type: Paperback
Publisher: Carlat Publishing, LLC
Published: 02/03/2017
Series: Carlat Guides #1
Pages: 248
Weight: 0.99lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.67d
ISBN: 9780997510638

About the Author
Weaver, Michael: - a professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, and the medical director of the Center for Neurobehavioral Research on Addiction. Dr. Weaver has specialized in treating patients with substance use disorders for 20 years. He is on the editorial board of the Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, to which he has contributed articles and expert interviews.