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Physicians, especially those in urban hospitals, have long needed this comprehensive clinical text on the management of drug-dependent patients. Its contents document recent progress in the clinical and basic scienve aspects of drug abuse involving CNS depressants and stimulants, hallucinogens, opiates, and other mind-altering drugs.
Treatment of withdrawal syndromes, drug overdose, and toxic reactions are discussed. Although the author intends the book to become a "standard training text for health professionals," the medical management of the abstinence syndromes is discussed too briefly. Good references, however, allow the interested clinician to search further for useful sources. Throughout the section on treatment
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Medical Aspects of Drug Abuse.. Ann Intern Med. 1976;84:626. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-84-5-626_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(5):626.
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