OverviewA masterful, high-yield guide to the treatment of substance abuse issues, The ASAM Essentials of Addiction Medicine equips you with the expert know-how you need to provide effective help for your patients. Derived from The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine, 5th Edition - widely hailed as the definitive comprehensive clinical reference in the field - this companion resource presents the collective wisdom of hundreds of esteemed authorities on the art and science of addition medicine. Yet, it does so in a succinct format that will appeal to specialists seeking a more streamlined, quick-access reference source. -Find the authoritative answers you need on everything from the pharmacology of addiction through diagnosis, assessment, and early intervention; various forms of addiction management...treatment of individual patient populations; management of intoxication and withdrawal; pharmacologic and behavioral interventions; recovery programs; medical disorders and complications...co-occurring addiction and psychiatric disorders; pain and addiction; children and adolescents; and ethical, legal, and liability issues. -Contribute to public health in the area of addiction thanks to a special introductory chapter entitled A Public Health Approach to Prevention: The Health Professional?s Role. -Easily switch back and forth between the ASAM Essentials and the parent text thanks to a parallel chapter organization. -Zero in on the most important, practical information thanks to highly focused, efficient coverage. -Maximize your understanding and retention of vital concepts with the aid of key points summaries, review questions, and suggested readings in each chapter.