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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!
     
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  3. 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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