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Book Review

The Substance Abuse Handbook

Bankole A. Johnson, DSc, MD, PhD, MPhil, FRCPsych

Published: November 30, 2008

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This excellent volume provides a cogent and concise summaryof the contents of the larger Substance Abuse: A ComprehensiveTextbook, an important textbook of addiction. Althougha synopsis of the larger textbook, this volume provides all thedetail needed for not only an overview but an in-depth analysisof the topic areas.

This volume consists of 11 sections that cover the followingtopics: etiological factors, substance abuse, compulsive andaddictive behaviors, evaluation and diagnostic classification, treatment modalities, management of associated medical conditions,life cycle, women’s issues, special groups/settings, modelsof prevention, and training and education.’ ‹

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Volume: 69

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