Chemical Dependence: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention by H. Thomas Milhorn Jr. M.D., Ph.D. (auth.)

By H. Thomas Milhorn Jr. M.D., Ph.D. (auth.)

The writer has geared up uncomplicated, center details at the prognosis, remedy and prevention of chemical dependence right into a conveniently comprehensible layout. His technique teaches the health care provider what steps to take from a pragmatic perspective: how you can hinder habit within the first position, find out how to diagnose the situation, easy methods to relief the kinfolk get the addict into remedy, and the way to extend the probabilities of long term restoration. The booklet is split into 3 sections. the 1st part covers easy definitions and ideas. the second one part describes the pharmacology of a few of the psychoactive ingredients: depressants, opioids, stimulants, cannabinoids, hallucinogens, phencyclidines, and inhalants. The 3rd part discusses chemical dependence in designated teams: girls, children, the aged, ethnic minorities, twin analysis sufferers, HIV- confident sufferers, and impaired physicians.

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Treatment Inpatient Treatment Inpatient treatment takes place in a general medical-surgical hospital's chemical dependency unit or in a freestanding facility. It is often referred to as primary treatment. A good inpatient program uses a multifactorial approach to treatment. Elements of such a program include medical assessment, detoxification, treatment of medical problems,. psychosocial assessment, treatment plan development, rehabilitation, aftercare planning, and family treatment. Other possible components of an inpatient program include occupational therapy, vocational rehabilitation, and social services.

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It is divided into two sets of scales. The first set, consisting of three scales, reflects a patient's degree of cooperation with the testing and indicates the extent to which the clinical profile should be considered valid. 4 The SILS is a brief test used to estimate verbal intelligence quotient (IQ). It also estimates cognitive quotient (CQ), which is an indication of a patient's ability to think and reason. The verbal IQ is usually minimally affected by drug abuse, but the CQ may be depressed, indicating an acute or chronic brain syndrome.

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