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Recs on Sub Abuse texts?

Discussion in 'Psychiatry' started by fiatslug, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. fiatslug

    fiatslug Senior Member
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    Looking at a few:

    Substance Abuse: A Comprehensive Textbook (Spiral Manual Series) by Joyce H Lowinson

    The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment (American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment)

    anyone familiar with either of these or others they'd recommend?

    thanks!
     
  2. OldPsychDoc

    OldPsychDoc Senior Curmudgeon
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    I own the Lowinson, and it is indeed "comprehensive". Like most multi-author compendium-style textbooks, the chapters can vary widely. If you're interested in addiction, it's probably a must-have.

    I read this little baby (below) in prep for my addiction boards, and I found it quite readable, concise, and helpful. Then I lent it to a resident, and never saw it again... :( You might want to check into it.

    Clinical Manual of Addiction Psychopharmacology
     
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