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The ASAM Essentials of Addiction Medicine 2nd Edition

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A 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 addiction 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 ASAMEssentials 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.

Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition , offering tablet, smartphone, or online access to:

  • Complete content with enhanced navigation
  • powerful search that pulls results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
  • Cross-linked pages , references, and more for easy navigation
  • Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
  • Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues
  • Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use

About the authors:

Dr. Michael Liepman passed away peacefully while surrounded by his loving family. Michael was devoted to his family and to his career as an Addiction Psychiatrist. Spanning four decades, his career was focused on helping those struggling with addiction reclaim their lives from the grasp of substance abuse. Dr. Liepman’s approach to addiction medicine changed how substance abuse was treated and its public perception. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed a psychiatry residency there. A natural teacher, Dr. Liepman trained many medical students; the lessons he taught will live on. He also provided training to hundreds of law enforcement officers and first responders to enable them to administer the life-saving treatment, naloxone, to individuals with opioid overdose. He found joy in sharing his knowledge whenever and wherever he could be helpful. His passionate and enduring service to the community took many forms, especially as a Board Member of Mothers of Hope and as a working member and supporter of the Community Healing Centers. For his achievements, Dr. Liepman recently was honored as the recipient of the Elizabeth Upjohn Healing Families Award. Dr. Liepman is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren and extended family. A private memorial celebration will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, it was Dr Liepman’s wish that contributions be made to Mothers of Hope or Community Healing Center or the Drug Treatment Court Fund c/o Kalamazoo Foundation. Dr. Liepman engaged in a tireless mission to make the world a better place, and because of his remarkable perseverance, he succeeded.

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